Recent Book Reviews

Earth Verse by Sally M. Walker For Earth Day and National Poetry Month

EARTH VERSE: HAIKU FROM THE GROUND UP Written by Sally M. Walker Illustrated by William Grill (Candlewick Press; $17.99, Ages 7-9)   A Junior Library Guild Selection     At the intersection of Earth Day and National Poetry Month is Earth Verse: Haiku...

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Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima

HARRIET GETS CARRIED AWAY Written and illustrated by Jessie Sima (Simon & Schuster BYR; $17.99, Ages 4-8)   Harriet … oh, amazing and wonderful Harriet, the star of HARRIET GETS CARRIED AWAY along with her two incredible dads, will make readers all Sima...

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I Am Famous & Shark Nate-O: A Double Dose of Luebbe and Cattie

I AM FAMOUS Written by Tara Luebbe & Becky Cattie Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Albert Whitman & Co.; $16.99, Ages 3-7) & SHARK NATE-O Written by Tara Luebbe & Becky Cattie Illustrated by Daniel Duncan (Little Bee Books; $17.99, Ages 4-8)  ...

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The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, A Changing India, And A Hidden World of Art

THE SECRET KINGDOM: NEK CHAND, A CHANGING INDIA, AND A HIDDEN WORLD OF ART Written by Barb Rosenstock Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola (Candlewick Press; $16.99, ages 7-10)     The very first line of THE SECRET KINGDOM: NEK CHAND, A CHANGING INDIA, AND A...

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Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? by Jory John

CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE SCRATCH MY BACK? Written by Jory John Illustrated by Liz Climo (Dial BYR; $16.99, Ages 4-8)     Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?  by Jory John is a great rainy day read aloud for energized kids swinging rain boots and in need of a...

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I Have a Balloon Written by Ariel Bernstein

I HAVE A BALLOON Written by Ariel Bernstein Illustrated by Scott Magoon (Paula Wiseman Books; $17.99, Ages 4-8)     It’s a clear and clever case of the balloon is always redder as opposed to the grass is always greener in Ariel Bernstein’s debut...

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