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
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.
Black Bird Yellow Sun operates on several levels, more complicated than you might think a simple board book would be.
“Rudy has illustrated her picture book with an elaborate world made of fabrics and scavenged materials, and populated it with handmade felt and fur mice . . .”
How can a book with only 112 words be so satisfying?
Young children will find The Perfect Pillow to be the perfect bedtime companion. The story depicts a timeless problem most children experience: sleeplessness.
The theme of desperately wanting a pet is not new to children's books, but it takes a different form in I Love Cats!, the follow-up to Stainton and Staake's I Love Dogs!. What is
“cute and highly appropriate for a toddler bedtime tuck-in.”
The Very Very Very Long Dog is a Harry the Dirty Dog meets Captain Underpants picture book that will appeal to dog lovers and readers who enjoy a good laugh about butts a
Publishers are always on the lookout for something fresh and original both for a book’s content as well as its physical form.
Chronicle likes to push the envelope, and in this case, it is covered with hearts—or maybe not. The point of the book is that a stereotypical Valentine is not what the author wants to deliver.
“Kudos to Dodd and Nosy Crow/Candlewick for doing what reads like a mama-baby picture book that’s accessible to all children and all kinds of parents.”
It’s 12 days before Christmas and Santa’s elves have just discovered that Santa’s sleigh is “totaled, smashed, and battered!” So they decide to strip it bare and rebuild it new.
It’s that time again . . . time for that horrid Grinch to try to ruin Christmas. In Dr.
NY is for New York is not your average alphabet book.
The Wind in the Willows has been enchanting readers both young and old since it was first published in 1908.
“Clever . . . a nice addition in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms or on a child’s bedroom bookshelf.”
STEM books are hot topics now and every parent wants their child to be a mathematical whiz, if not a genius.
We may think that nostalgia is something only adults feel, looking back on their childhoods, but children feel nostalgic, too.
“Continuity for parents, pleasure for kids, totally satisfies . . .”
Some early reading books can lack color and personality while teaching early language skills and concepts. But when Elephant and Piggie are involved, fun is never in short supply.
Kudos to Candlewick for doing a sick-kid book. There can’t be too many out there, and what sick child wouldn’t want to go to an alien world to forget about how badly he or she feels?
“a beautifully crafted book that gives readers a fresh look at a classic, beloved story.”
“William’s Winter Nap is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers learning to share.”
“All three stories and the illustrations are remarkably creative and fun.”