Spi-Ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs By Leslie Bulion Illustrated By Robert Meganck

Back of Book: Meet spiders that spit silk, roll like wheels, scuba dive, hide under trap doors, strum tunes, and so much more. Watch as they find mates, find prey…or find mates that become prey! Award-winning poet Leslie Bulion and illustrator Robert Meganck team up again for this clutter (a collective noun for spiders) ofContinue reading “Spi-Ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs By Leslie Bulion Illustrated By Robert Meganck”

The Big Beach Cleanup By Charlotte Offsay & Illustrated By Katie Rewse

Back of Book:Cora is excited to enter the local sandcastle-building contest―until the contest is canceled due to litter at the beach. Determined to help save their favorite place, Cora and Mama get to work picking up the single-use plastics that have washed onto the shore. It will take more than four hands to clean upContinue reading “The Big Beach Cleanup By Charlotte Offsay & Illustrated By Katie Rewse”

Laxmi’s Mooch By Shelly Anand Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

Back of Book:Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one day while playing farm animals at recess, her friends point out that her whiskers would make her the perfect cat. She starts to notice body hair all over–on her arms, legs, and even between her eyebrows.My Review:I received aContinue reading “Laxmi’s Mooch By Shelly Anand Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali”

Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever By Ruth Spiro Illustrated By Holly Hatam

Back of Book:After sketching and plotting and planting, Maxine and Leo know they’ve made The Greatest Garden Ever! But they’re not the only ones who think so. Soon, all sorts of animals make their way in, munching on carrots and knocking over pots. When Leo and Maxine can’t agree on a way to deter theseContinue reading “Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever By Ruth Spiro Illustrated By Holly Hatam”

The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe By Sandra Nickel Illustrated Aimée Sicuro

Back of Book: Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career, she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn’t let that stop her. SheContinue reading “The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe By Sandra Nickel Illustrated Aimée Sicuro”

Goldibooks and the Wee Bear By Troy Wilson Illustrated By Edwardian Taylor

Goldibooks and the Wee Bear  Back of Book: In this adorable reimagining of the beloved classic, Wee Bear is on the hunt for something new to read. As he sets off through the woods, he stumbles upon Goldibooks’s house. While she and her parents are out for a walk, Wee Bear makes himself at home.Continue reading “Goldibooks and the Wee Bear By Troy Wilson Illustrated By Edwardian Taylor”

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark Illustrated By Brooke Smart

Back of Book:In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizabeth Friedman (1892&;1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA’s first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners withContinue reading “Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark Illustrated By Brooke Smart”

You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion By Margaret O’Hair & Sofia Sanchez Illustrated By Sofia Cardoso

Back of Book:It can be hard to be different whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can’t do. But wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU.This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia SanchezanContinue reading “You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion By Margaret O’Hair & Sofia Sanchez Illustrated By Sofia Cardoso”

A Girl’s Bill of Rights By Amy B. Mucha Illustrated By Addy Rivera Sonda

Back of Book: In a world where little girls must learn to stand tall, A Girl’s Bill of Rights boldly declares the rights of every woman and girl: power, confidence, freedom, and consent. Author Amy B. Mucha and illustrator Addy Rivera Sonda present a diverse cast of characters standing up for themselves and proudly celebrating the joyContinue reading “A Girl’s Bill of Rights By Amy B. Mucha Illustrated By Addy Rivera Sonda”

The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest By Heather Lang, Illustrated By Jana Christy

Back of Book:Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head. The colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. As a scientist, Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies– and to be the first scientist to do so. ButContinue reading “The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest By Heather Lang, Illustrated By Jana Christy”