Dance Like a Leaf By Aj Irving & Claudia Navarro

Back of Book:As her grandmother’s health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cozy shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro makes for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one.My Review:I received a digitalContinue reading “Dance Like a Leaf By Aj Irving & Claudia Navarro”

Thanks a Ton! By (A Hello!Lucky Book)

Back of Book:Here’s a hug. A trophy. The kitchen sink! This book will give you TONS of ideas for how to say “THANKS” when words just aren’t enough.With their bold style and sidesplitting humor, the Hello! Lucky team offers this book of gratitude as one big thank-you to the people in our lives.My Review:I receivedContinue reading “Thanks a Ton! By (A Hello!Lucky Book)”

The Farm That Mac Built By Tammi Sauer & Jackie Urbanovic

Back of Book:It’s showtime on Old Mac Donald’s Farm! The barnyard animals are putting on a play—a farm version of “The House That Jack Built”— but other animals keep taking the stage and interrupting the production. First some rambunctious monkeys, then breakdancing kangaroos . . . there’s even a pair of singing elephants. Everyone knowsContinue reading “The Farm That Mac Built By Tammi Sauer & Jackie Urbanovic”

Fashion Rules!: A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages By Gail Skroback Hennessey & Tracy Sabin

Back of Book:During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear―or not wear―were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of clothing, types of fabric andContinue reading “Fashion Rules!: A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages By Gail Skroback Hennessey & Tracy Sabin”

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume By Kwame Alexander & Tim Bowers

Back of Book:On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl’s confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn’t sure she’s brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of herContinue reading “Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume By Kwame Alexander & Tim Bowers”

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built By Angela Burke Kunkel & Paola Escobar

Back of Book: In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses. One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays– that’s the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives,Continue reading “Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built By Angela Burke Kunkel & Paola Escobar”

Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children By Hollis Kurman & Barroux

Back of Book: More than half of the world’s refugees are children, with millions of kids fleeing wars, floods, and other scary situations in search of a safe place to live. Arriving in a new place is stressful for both newcomers and their new communities, especially when the newcomers are little ones. But this beautifulContinue reading “Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children By Hollis Kurman & Barroux”

Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration By Donna Guthrie & Åsa Gilland

Back of Book:It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to catch them, but they are flibbertigibbety and quick and slip right through his fingers. Soon whole lines of verse are leading him on a wild goose chase as they tumble, dip, flip and skip all through town, past aContinue reading “Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration By Donna Guthrie & Åsa Gilland”

Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night By Lauren H. Kerstein & Nate Wragg

Back of Book: Rosie the dragon’s bedtime routine has been a little bumpy lately. But not to worry! Charlie is prepared with his lists, rules, and fire extinguisher—everything a boy needs to help guide his pet dragon (and best friend) to a peaceful night’s sleep. But with bath-time bubble trouble, fiery-hot pajamas, and stuffed animalContinue reading “Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night By Lauren H. Kerstein & Nate Wragg”

Time to Roar By Olivia A. Cole & Jessica Gibson

Back of Book: Sasha the bear loves the meadow in her forest more than anything. But when great yellow beasts threaten to cut and burn the forest, Sasha and the other animals must find a way to stop them. “Don’t go roaring,” squirrel tells Sasha. The bird tries singing sweetly. The rabbit tries thumping toContinue reading “Time to Roar By Olivia A. Cole & Jessica Gibson”