Recent Book Reviews

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz

  PRINCESS CORA AND THE CROCODILE Written by Laura Amy Schlitz Illustrated by Brian Floca (Candlewick Press; $16.99, Ages 4-8)     ★Starred Reviews- Booklist, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal Princess Cora and the Crocodile is an 80-page...

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Walter and the Wallet – A Guest Post by Billy Bloom

“Doing the Right Thing—Not Always So Easy” A Guest Post by Billy Bloom     A wallet lying in the street, stuffed with cash. Not a single person anywhere in sight. It’s a universal question for children and adults alike: when no one’s watching, will you do...

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Here Comes a New School Year – A Back-to-School Books Roundup

A ROUNDUP OF OUR FAVORITE NEW BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOKS With Labor Day kicking off the traditional start of a new school year, what better way to ease little ones into the classroom than with a great selection of back-to-school books to read as they settle into a new...

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Zinnia and the Bees, An Interview with Debut Author Danielle Davis

MEET DANIELLE DAVIS, AUTHOR OF ZINNIA AND THE BEES Written by Danielle Davis Illustrated by Laura K. Horton (Capstone Young Readers; $14.95, Ages 9-12)     Yesterday, August 1st, was the debut of local L.A. author Danielle Davis’s new middle grade...

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin

MUDDY: THE STORY OF BLUES LEGEND MUDDY WATERS Written by Michael Mahin Illustrated by Evan Turk (Atheneum BYR; $17.99, Ages 4-8) ★Starred Review – Booklist     Don’t miss the biography of the man and his music in Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend...

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She Persisted Written by Chelsea Clinton

SHE PERSISTED: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Written by Chelsea Clinton Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (Philomel; $17.99, Ages 4-8) ★ Starred Review – Publishers Weekly     She Persisted, Chelsea Clinton’s historical picture book, celebrates...

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