Category Archives: Book Review

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

I was looking through some of my books this week for Nonfiction Fest and came across one by Phil Bildner. The book is about a real person, but since there are embellishments, it is classified as fiction. In an Author’s … Continue reading

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Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou: A Review

I spent time this weekend reading and reviewing lots of new picture books. This one is definitely a favorite. Title: Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou Author: Bethany Hegedus Illustrator: Tonya Engel Publisher: Lee & … Continue reading

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Always Looking Up: A Review

Title: Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer Author: Laura Gehl Illustrators: Louise Pigott and Alex Oxton Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Publication Date: October 1, 2019 Summary: This picture book biography tells the story of Nancy Grace Roman, an … Continue reading

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Moon’s First Friends: A Review

Last week I was delighted to pick up a copy of Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. There are many new releases that celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the … Continue reading

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The Moon Is a Star!

Not really, of course, but since this summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it almost seems like it is. Yesterday I spotted not one, but two, moon book displays in a local bookstore. There were … Continue reading

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Oh, Boy! A Boy Like You: A Review

I was excited to receive an advance copy this weekend of A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy with illustrations by Kayla Harren. This book is not only beautiful and heartfelt, it is a timely reminder to everyone, especially boys, … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: The Boy Who Grew a Forest

From time to time I will review children’s books on this blog. Today I am participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday. Title: The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng Author: Sophia Gholz … Continue reading

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