Children’s books come in all flavors: sweet, funny, quirky, boring, and gems only an adult would love. Bear and the Whisper of the Wind falls into that last category.
Stanley’s enthusiasm for Bookmobile Day is quickly slayed when the substitute librarian embarrasses him because the book he wants to read is about a girl.
Do you remember when everything on the ground was a treasure?
Be Thankful for Trees is for young kids in first and second grade. It’s broken into sections, the first section being A tree is food. “Would life be satisfying without trees?
The New York Times bestselling creators of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho and Dung Ho, are back with a companion book, Eyes that Speak to the Stars, an upliftin
“by the time I was fourteen, the Taliban threatened to hurt me if I kept speaking out.”
Illustrations make Out of a Jar sparkle and shine. But is that enough to make it a must-have read?
“a magnificent example of how stories can light imaginations . . .”
Marilyn Monroe (Little People, BIG DREAMS) introduces a young child (ages 4–7) to Marilyn Monroe. “Once, in the city of Los Angeles, there was a little girl with lots of love to give.
“this story exemplifies who Abrams is as a person as she continues to use her words to speak up about things that really matter.
There’s a Ghost in this House is a picture book of a different color.
“The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem benefits from being a story about princesses and superheroes, which apparently little girls can never resist even if the story
“For parents who want to reassure anxious children, this book will be a useful tool.”
“Both simple and engaging.”
Translated from its original Iranian/Persian publication by Sara Khalili, In the Meadow of Fantasies holds a tender yet powerful allure.
“a gorgeous book, richly illustrated with powerful words, evoking the music of the talented Nina Simone.”
Piret Raud is back! Readers may recall Raud’s The Ear (reviewed here in February 2019), a darling story about an ear that specializes in listening.
“The People Remember covers the most ground of any picture book out there regarding Black history.”
“Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma is a beautiful tribute to an award-winning musician with a heart much larger than the number of albums he has created and accolades he h
“three cheers for a counting book for the big(ger) kids!”
“A heartwarming . . . depiction of a close Black family . . .”
My School Stinks! is about a boy named Stuart who gets sent to a wild animal school by mistake.
“The art is stunning, the words are poetic, and for many, the book will be a comfort, showing how to manage grief by holding onto memories.”
“A world of bright imagination where kindness wins out.”