On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

Summary:  Emily Dickinson’s life story is told from beginning to end, with her poetry woven into almost every page.  Her internal life is explored, how she loved books and sought answers when confronted with deaths of people near her.  As she grew older, she withdrew more, focusing on her writing and only interacting with a […]

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Wild Symphony by Dan Brown, illustrated by Susan Batori

Published by Rodale Kids Summary:  Maestro Mouse is your guide through this musical romp starring the animal kingdom.  Each page includes a poem or two about the featured animal, concluding with a sign held by Maestro Mouse offering a lesson that can be derived from the poem.  Sharp-eyed readers will also spot letters in each […]

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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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😷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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The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out edited by Yoshimi Kusaba, illustrated by Gaku Nakagawa

Published by Enchanted Lion Books Summary:  It’s 2012, and world leaders have gathered in Brazil for the Rio+20 Summit to discuss climate change and the environmental crisis.  “One after another, they gave speeches, but no one says anything new.”  Then José Mujica, president of Uruguay, steps to the podium.  Described as “the world’s poorest president” […]

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The Little Book of Presidential Elections by Zack Bush and Laurie Friedman

THE LITTLE BOOK OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS by Zack Bush and Laurie Friedman Illustrated by Sarah Van Evera Picture Book ages 4 to 8 This topical title has a dual mission. Not only does it take young readers  step-by-step through the process  of electing the president of the United States, it also provides a clear,  kid-friendly explanation […]

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