“The illustrator tries hard to make up for the text’s plodding quality with winsome details and colorful characters.”
“A beautiful picture book about the importance of memories we create with friends that will be a favorite at read-aloud time.”
“Garden Jungle as a piece of art is original and noteworthy.”
“This is a book to be savored, each page a minor masterpiece in mood.”
Nikki Grimes gives a new slant to the perennial bedtime battles in Bedtime for Sweet Creatures.
“The Heart of a Whale is a winner for a library, beach house, or a bookshelf in a land-locked world.”
“Bolivar Eats New York offers a great exposure to the variety of a city that hosts one of the largest international populations in the world.”
“another delightful crayon story . . .”
“Tots will delight in the colorful pages, which offer counting and color identification opportunities as well as conversation triggers that are so valuable to young, develo
“The text is clear and engaging, the art charming and inviting. Mapmaking has rarely looked more fun and cozy.”
"Sibling rivalry's run amuck!"
“Young readers will relate to the joys of creating a secret hideout and having a special companion.
The work of Jamaica Kincaid, author, memoirist, essayist, professor, reached literary heights despite her biography: She was born into poverty in St.
“A perfect read for a summer’s day.”
“Greet the sun, bold and bright!
“What’s Your Favorite Bug? is a creative stand out, a little collection so full of personality that the reader will be tempted to look fo
“Sometimes agreeing to be friends and roommates is the family structure that will be the most emotionally successful . . .”
“The Yellow Suitcase is truly a touching glimpse through a multicultural window into what would otherwise be a very private world.”
“Floaties, sand bucket, and shovel optional, The Quiet Crocodile Goes to the Beach is all about enjoying an outing with friends.”
“My Island is the perfect soothing antidote to a busy day.”
“Parents looking for an uplifting bedtime (or anytime) story, would do well to grab a copy of Little Taco Truck.”
“a lot of fun, enlivened by Farley’s artwork. Charlotte is a bunny scientist you’ll find yourself cheering for!”
“Who is this picture book for? Any child would find it a horror story about a destructive father and a mother who can't keep herself or her son safe.
“Dress Like a Girl is an empowerment book.”
The Little Green Hen is a twist on a classic story, The Little Red Hen. In Murray’s version, the hen is good at caring for an apple tree.