“The engaging illustrations, exposure to the world of Beijing, timeless themes, and sweet characters make My Beijing a worthy addition to any library. It’s a keeper.”
There’s something sweet and endearing about Dear Professor Whale, the follow-up to the charming Yours Sincerely, Giraffe.
“a heroic tale with a true female hero.”
What preschool has not had a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks moment? This delightful board book will immediately be a classroom and family favorite.
“a touching, satisfying story, . . . [a] profound and insightful tale.”
“for kids worried about the first day of school, this book offers something to make them feel better.”
The intriguing title got this reviewer’s attention. The protagonist is a T. rex named Penelope, and it’s her first day of school. Penelope is nervous about going.
This deceptively simple, wordless picture book begins in a mundane world of dull grays and tans. A young girl looks out the window from her room in an immense apartment block onto a bleak world.
“Seven Bad Cats will become a bedtime favorite for its short jaunty story and its charming art.”
“It is the creative and bouncy artwork that will keep readers engaged and willing to carry on to the next page.”
Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman is a delight.
In lovely, pastel fauvist palette, Jessica Love, an actor debuting as an author/illustrator, introduces us to Julian, who loves mermaids.
This imaginative I Can Read (Fast Fun Reads) is poised to grab the attention of distracted children who might be busy on their devices instead of sitting with a book.
Bad news breaks and a young girl tries to make sense of it. A gray cloud slips over the family and the community. The parents are sad and distracted. “Suddenly Mom is glued to the television.
Since their first book together, Extra Yarn (2012, Balzer & Bray), Barnett and Klassen have created a series of deceptively simple, clever books.
Open the cover on this one, and off you go to the races. Instant action, instant menace, instant character introductions in deft sketches that don’t hold things up for a second.
“Five shining stars of fun!”
Who receives handwritten letters anymore?
Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy-o!
In her oversized new picture book newcomer Ami Shin, a recent and celebrated graduate of the Cambridge School of Illustration based in Korea, is taken with London architecture.
From the design table of Marianne Dubuc comes a wordless picture book, The Fish and the Cat, to add to her illustrious collection of a dozen-plus picture books.
Narwhal and Jellyfish are the stars of this easy reader series by Ben Clanton.
There are more and more nonfiction picture books being published, a very welcome trend.
It is a difficult task to dive into the sequel to a book that received universal praise and many starred reviews without having read that first acclaimed book.
Twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is a huge fan of the fictional detective with the excellent name of “Lulu Pennywhistle.” Lulu is a Nancy Drew stand-in, a star of an imagined children’s mystery serie