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”

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Back of Book:Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard.When she was six years old, Simone’s family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie BilesContinue reading “Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn”

A Thousand White Butterflies By Jessica Betancourt-Perez, Karen Lynn Williams Illustrated By Gina Maldonado

A Thousand White Butterflies Back of Book: Isabella has recently arrived from Colombia with her mother and Abuela. She misses Papa, who is still in South America. It’s her first day of school, her make-new-friends day, but when classes are canceled because of too much snow, Isabella misses warm, green, Colombia more than ever. ThenContinue reading “A Thousand White Butterflies By Jessica Betancourt-Perez, Karen Lynn Williams Illustrated By Gina Maldonado”

A Sled for Gabo By Emma Otheguy Illustrated By Ana Ramírez González

Back of Book:On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled.But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who helpContinue reading “A Sled for Gabo By Emma Otheguy Illustrated By Ana Ramírez González”

Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums By Moira Rose Donohue & Illustrated By Laura Freeman

Back of Book:Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry “Chick” Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots andContinue reading “Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums By Moira Rose Donohue & Illustrated By Laura Freeman”

Catherine’s Pascha By Charlotte Riggle & Illustrated R.J. Hughes

Back of Book:It’s Pascha, and Catherine is determined to stay awake all night. Can she do it? Will she remember how to say “Christ is risen!” in Russian? Will her best friend Elizabeth remember how to say it in Greek? Will their parents let them play with burning candles, smash hard-boiled eggs, and eat sweetsContinue reading “Catherine’s Pascha By Charlotte Riggle & Illustrated R.J. Hughes”

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho Illustrated By Dung Ho

Back of Book:A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons,Continue reading “Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho Illustrated By Dung Ho”

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”