Library’s Most Wanted By Carolyn Leiloglou & Sarah Pogue

Back of Book:Libby longs to be a great librarian like her aunt Nora, and it just chaps her hide when kids vandalize books. She hangs up Wanted posters to drive the “outlaws” from her “territory.” But when she realizes that a librarian’s real job isn’t protecting books but connecting them with readers, she must findContinue reading “Library’s Most Wanted By Carolyn Leiloglou & Sarah Pogue”

Ocean! Waves for All By Stacy McAnulty & David Litchfield

Back of Book: From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself. My Review: I received a copy of this picture book from Macmillian Publishing in exchange for an honest review: TheContinue reading “Ocean! Waves for All By Stacy McAnulty & David Litchfield”

Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia By Lina Maslo

Back of Book: As a child, Clive Staples Lewis imagined many things . . . heroic animals and knights in armor and a faraway land called Boxen. He even thought of a new name for himself—at four years old, he decided he was more of a Jack. As he grew up, though, Jack found thatContinue reading “Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia By Lina Maslo”

Two Dogs on a Trike By Gabi Snyder & Robin Rosenthal

Back of Book:One by one, each dog escapes its yard and joins the adventure in this hilarious counting story. Vehicle-obsessed readers will love seeing all the modes of transportation that the pups use—until the family cat decides to round them all up to go back home.Gabi Snyder’s charming text and Robin Rosenthal’s delightful illustrations areContinue reading “Two Dogs on a Trike By Gabi Snyder & Robin Rosenthal”

The Princess and the Petri Dish By Sue Fliess & Petros Bouloubasis

Back of Book:Pippa isn’t your usual princess. She prefers Petri dishes to perfecting her curtseying. And when she realizes that she doesn’t like peas, she gets a bright idea that consumes her and almost the whole kingdom. My Review:I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honestContinue reading “The Princess and the Petri Dish By Sue Fliess & Petros Bouloubasis”

A Book for Escargot By Dashka Slater & Sydney Hanson

Back of Book: Bonjour!  It is moi, Escargot, your favorite French snail. Today I am going on a trip to the library, where there are so many stories to choose from! Stories about dog superheroes… guinea pig detectives…. and flamingo astronauts.  But sadly, none of these books is about a daring snail hero who savesContinue reading “A Book for Escargot By Dashka Slater & Sydney Hanson”

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer By Marcie Wessels & Beatriz Castro

Back of Book: Today, the video game industry keeps growing, with ever more platforms available to fans. But how did the very first system come about? This picture-book biography of Ralph Baer, whose family fled Nazi Germany for the US, introduces kids to a great inventor AND the birth of the first home console. UsingContinue reading “The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer By Marcie Wessels & Beatriz Castro”

It Is Not Perfect (You Are Not Small) By Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant

Back of Book: Two fuzzy creatures are happily putting the finishing touches on their sandcastle when each of them thinks of something that would make it even better. As they work furiously to incorporate each new change, their tiny sandcastle becomes an over-the-top palace…but is it really perfect? This latest book in the beloved seriesContinue reading “It Is Not Perfect (You Are Not Small) By Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant”

Brick by Brick By Heidi Woodward Sheffield

Back of Book:Papi is a bricklayer, and he works hard every day to help build the city, brick by brick. His son, Luis, works hard too–in school, book by book. Papi climbs scaffolds, makes mortar, and shovels sand. Luis climbs on the playground and molds clay into tiny bricks to make buildings, just like Papi.Continue reading “Brick by Brick By Heidi Woodward Sheffield”

Where’d My Jo Go? By Jill Esbaum & Scott Brundage

Back of Book:When trucker Jo hits the open road, her faithful little doggy pal, Big Al, is always with her. The two make a fine traveling team until Big Al gets distracted after a potty break at a rest stop and wanders off. In her rush to get back on the road, Jo doesn’t realizeContinue reading “Where’d My Jo Go? By Jill Esbaum & Scott Brundage”