Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration By Doyin Richards Illustrated By Joe Cepeda

Back of Book:Joe came to America from Africa when he was young. He worked hard in school, made friends, and embraced his new home. Like so many immigrants before and after him, Joe succeeded when many thought he would fail.My Review:I received a copy of this picture book from Feiwel & Friends in exchange forContinue reading “Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration By Doyin Richards Illustrated By Joe Cepeda”

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon By Kat Zhang & Illustrated by Charlene Chua

Back of Book: Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quiteContinue reading “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon By Kat Zhang & Illustrated by Charlene Chua”

The Snow Dancer By Addie Boswell Illustrated by Mercè López

Back of Book:Young dancer Sofia wakes up to a quiet, white world—it’s a snow day! She makes her way outside to the neighborhood park, where a field awaits her, white and shining and open. It isn’t long before the rest of the neighborhood wakes its sleepy head—and the other kids make their way to theContinue reading “The Snow Dancer By Addie Boswell Illustrated by Mercè López”

Raccoon’s Perfect Snowman Written and Illustrated by Katia Wish

Back of Book:Raccoon loves making snowmen. He practices all winter with his rolling, his stacking, and his decorating. He doesn’t overlook any detail and his snowmen are perfect. When his friends come by, Raccoon is certain that they will also want to build snowmen. And they will need his help. But following Raccoon’s directions aren’tContinue reading “Raccoon’s Perfect Snowman Written and Illustrated by Katia Wish”

I Want to Ride the Tap Tap By Danielle Joseph Illustrated By Olivier Ganthier

Back of Book:Monday through Saturday, Claude and Manman walk Papa to the tap tap stop, where Claude meets all sorts of interesting people waiting for the tap tap. Claude wants to join Papa, but Claude has classes at school and chores at home…On Sunday, Manman and Papa have a surprise for Claude―a ride on theContinue reading “I Want to Ride the Tap Tap By Danielle Joseph Illustrated By Olivier Ganthier”

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! By Alexandra Alessandri Illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda

Back of Book:Ava Gabriela is visiting her extended family in Colombia for the holidays. She’s excited to take part in family traditions such as making bunuelos, but being around all her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes Ava shy and quiet. How will Ava find her voice before she misses out on all theContinue reading “Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! By Alexandra Alessandri Illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda”

Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer By Jim Benton

Back of Book:It’s the night before Christmas, and Comet is ready…until he’s injured in an unexpected elf incident and replaced by a rookie named Freddy.Comet can’t believe his bad luck. Then he realizes something even worse—in all the confusion, Santa has left the toys behind and isn’t answering his phone. Injury and all, Comet setsContinue reading “Comet the Unstoppable Reindeer By Jim Benton”

Ten Ways to Hear Snow By Cathy Camper Illustrated By Kenard Pak

Back of Book: One winter morning, Lina wakes up to silence. It’s the sound of snow — the kind that looks soft and glows bright in the winter sun. But as she walks to her grandmother’s house to help make the family recipe for Warak Enab, she continues to listen. As Lina walks past snowmenContinue reading “Ten Ways to Hear Snow By Cathy Camper Illustrated By Kenard Pak”

Saving Stella: A Dog’s Dramatic Escape from War By Bassel Abou Fakher, Deborah Blumenthal Ilustrated by Nadine Kaadan

Back of Book:Some bonds are stronger than war . . . Life for musician Bassel and his dog Stella in Damascus, Syria, has changed since the civil war began. Instead of enjoying long walks through their neighborhood, they hear bombs toppling buildings and sharp blasts of gunfire through the night. When it becomes too dangerousContinue reading “Saving Stella: A Dog’s Dramatic Escape from War By Bassel Abou Fakher, Deborah Blumenthal Ilustrated by Nadine Kaadan”

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah By Erica S. Perl Illustrated by Shahar Kober

Back of Book: It’s Hanukkah, and Max and Rachel are excited to light the menorah in their family’s new apartment. But, unfortunately, their Hanukkah box is missing. So now they have no menorah, candles, dreidels, or, well, anything! Luckily, their neighbors are happy to help, offering thoughtful and often humorous stand-in items each night. And then, justContinue reading “The Ninth Night of Hanukkah By Erica S. Perl Illustrated by Shahar Kober”