“As with their previous work, Winter Bees hums with a glorious trio of lyrical poetry, vibrant artwork, and natural science explained in crisp prose.”
“The emphasis of this book is that love has no boundaries.”
"Unusual graphics and primary colors combine with an interesting premise and a sweet ending . . ."
“Sometimes the best stories are those that do not point out the obvious but rather keep us wondering, and in this case, let us come up with our own ending.”
“Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a finger-popping slice of history that offers a peep-hole into the little-known world of a female jazz players of the 1920s.”
“The illustrator, making her American debut, shows a deft touch with pacing, as the tender story moves from morning to night.”
“Young readers will most likely anticipate further adventures celebrating this wildly unlikely pair.”
“With its understated title and placid cover image of a rosy-cheeked lion with a small gray bird on his shoulder, The Lion and the Bird is clearly not where the wild things are.
Winston & George highlights a surprising friendship between a crocodile and a crocodile bird and, at the same time, an unlikely publication, capping a creative
“It is cute and funny, unique and whimsical, and has a good moral, too.”
“Ken Jennings has created a new Junior Genius Guides series for children 8–10 years of age. Children will become experts as they learn clever map and geography facts.”
The cheerful sparrow Emma, whom readers met during her early days in Emma’s Journey, rises to the challenge of creating a new, adventurous life for herself in Paris.
“. . . a picture book rich with possibilities.”
“. . . should fly off the shelves and into the waiting hearts of young readers.”
“. . . will no doubt get passed along from one preteen girl to many another.”
“. . . a fractured fairy tale, a hero’s journey, and a clever lesson plan all rolled into one.”
“Too Much Glue cleverly captures young children’s love of art, hands-on construction, and messy glue and combines it all with the wonder of boundless imagination. . . .
“. . . a timely book . . .”
“It’s clear that the creators of The Snatchabook set out to deliver a lighthearted tale, so it’s baffling . . .”
“It is wonderful to help others in need.”
Gus, the Dinosaur Bus is cute story about a dinosaur that takes children to school as if he is a bus.
"Weak try. Questionable delivery. Wrong message."
I hate to slam a picture book. After all, they're for children, and children are sweet, right?
“There is wisdom here.”
“This quiet book touches upon very important topics that are just as relevant today.”
“. . . as pleasing as the book is visually and as winning as the concept may be, the story leaves something to be desired.”
Homeroom Headhunters: The Tribe, the first book in a trilogy of children’s novels by Clay McCloud Chapman, addresses the typical middle school student’s personal struggle to fit in at scho