2020-11-16

Love Is Powerful by Heather Dean Brewer, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Published by Candlewick Summary:  Mari and her mother get out crayons and poster board to make signs: “Be Kind”, “Love Is Powerful”.  From their apartment, they can see crowds gathering in the streets.  Mom explains that they are sending a message to the world.  “How will the whole world hear?” asks Mari.  “They’ll hear because […]

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2020-11-04

Review: Puffin Little Scientist: The Solar System

The Puffin Little bo series makes facts and figures super fun and super accessible for kids. Little Scientist: The Solar System takes kids on a space adventure. It introduces kids to key space concepts, like orbits, gravity and atmospheres, and dives into everything you need to know about the planets in our solar system, including […]

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2020-11-01

The Campaign by Leila Sales, illustrated by Kim Balacuit

Published by Harry N. Abrams Summary:  Maddie Polansky’s pretty sure seventh grade will suck, with art class offering the only bright spot on an otherwise dismal daily schedule.  So when she hears that unopposed mayoral candidate Lucinda Burghart is planning to cut the school’s arts funding, she feels desperate enough to try to do something […]

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2020-10-26

😷Five Picture Books About Animals and Other Creatures (and what we can learn from them)

  Here are five of our favorite stories featuring anthropomorphized animals and other creatures that we have read this year. Don’t Worry, Little Crab written and illustrated by Chris Haughton Candlewick Press, 2020, 48 pages One day, Very Big Crab tells Little Crab it’s time to leave their tide pool and head to the ocean. […]

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