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Seals Are Jerks by Jared Chapman Book Review

Seals are Jerks by Jared Chapman

A hilarious story of a girl’s disillusion at the realization that her favorite animal isn’t exactly what she thought they were: Seals Are Jerks by Jared Chapman. Seals Are Jerks Review Sometimes learning the truth isn’t always fun. Lorelei learns this when she finds out that seals and penguins aren’t actually friends. In fact, seals […]

A Flag For Juneteenth by Kim Taylor Book Review

A Flag For Juneteenth by Kim Taylor

A beautifully-crafted set of illustrations and flowing language about a thinly-covered subject that leaves readers wishing for more: A Flag For Juneteenth by Kim Taylor. A Flag For Juneteenth Review The recently-minted national holiday of Juneteenth is a subject that still has limited selection in terms of children’s books. The story follows Hulduh, a slave […]

Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett Book Review

Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett

A playful, engaging book with 20 questions and countless answers: Twenty Questions by Mac Barnett. Twenty Questions Review “How many animals can you see in this picture?” The book opens with this straightforward question that invites the readers to count the many animals on the page. An amazing, low bar of entry to participation question. […]

A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love Book Review

A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love

A cozy bedtime story for introspective youngsters from a talented author-illustrator: A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love. A Bed of Stars Review In Love’s latest installment, readers are presented with a boy plagued by anxiety as he tries to go to bed at night. The infinite size of the universe and the countless stars […]

My Dog Just Speaks Spanish Review

My Dog Just Speaks Spanish

Author Andrea Caceres’ debut bilingual children’s book is a celebration of language and a discovery of a new home away from home. My Dog Just Speaks Spanish Book Review (Mi perro solo habla espanol) This is the story of a recent immigrant named Aurora who has learned English, but her dog Nena only understands Spanish. […]

My Baba’s Garden by Jordan Scott Book Review

My Baba's Garden by Jordan Scott

It’s certainly no sophomore slump for author Jordan Scott’s second children’s book: My Baba’s Garden by Jordan Scott. My Baba’s Garden Review A boy spends his mornings and afternoons with his Baba (grandmother). The personal connection they share despite a language barrier is obvious. Perhaps this boy is the same as the one from I […]

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker Book Review

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker

The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker: Another wordless masterpiece to add to Becker’s already impressive collection on the bookshelf with all the hallmarks of his previous works. The Tree and the River Book Review The cover tells the whole story without the reader even noticing until the end. This is one of the […]

We Are Here by Tami Charles Book Review

We Are Here by Tami Charles

A worthy identity affirming follow-up from the author/illustrator team of Tami Charles and Bryan Collier! We Are Here Book Review The Text A free verse explosion that uses rhythm and language to remind Black and brown children that they not only exist, they’re at the very heart and soul of the country. When faced with […]

Totality by Jeffrey Bennett Book Review

Totality by Jeffrey Bennett

Totality by Jeffrey Bennett: A book about space written in verse that is immediately (or almost) relatable to kids? Carl Sagen would be proud! Jeffrey Bennett has done it again with another one of his children’s books about space! Totality Book Review The Text Much like Bennett’s other books he’s written with Big Kid Science […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 2022 Book Review

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Matt Tavares

Twas the Night Before Christmas 2022 – It’s not very often that you get a revitalization of a 199 year old poem that uses the exact wording, spelling and punctuation of the original, but somehow Matt Tavares has done it. Tavares is beginning to make a tradition out of publishing a new Christmas book each […]