One Girl By Andrea Beaty Illustrated By Dow Phumiruk

Back of Book:One girl. One spark. Faint and fading in the dark.Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low.Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She sharesContinue reading “One Girl By Andrea Beaty Illustrated By Dow Phumiruk”

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”

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”

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”

Willow the Armadillo By Marilou Reeder & Dave Mottram

Back of Book:Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture book of her very own. She knows that achieving her dream will take a lot of work, so she studies hard at Picture Book Academy and signs up for many auditions. But she just can’tContinue reading “Willow the Armadillo By Marilou Reeder & Dave Mottram”

This Is Not That Kind of Book By Christopher Healy

Back of Book: This clever alphabet book… Wait, that’s not right. This original fairy tale… Nope. Mystery? Joke book? Superhero story? Pirate adventure? This delightful mash-up features every kind of character found in the picture-book universe–all in one book. Just when the reader is convinced the story is going in one direction, it spins offContinue reading “This Is Not That Kind of Book By Christopher Healy”

The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature By Sue Macy

Back of Book: Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he’s found plenty. Lansky’s treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. WhenContinue reading “The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature By Sue Macy”

Reading Beauty By Deborah Underwood

Back of Book:  When a fairy’s curse—a deathlike sleep via paper cut—threatens to make her kingdom barren of books, it’s up to space princess Lex to break the spell and bring books back to her people. Set in the universe of the acclaimed Cinderella, this empowering bedtime story will entice young readers with its brave heroine,Continue reading “Reading Beauty By Deborah Underwood”

Little Libraries, Big Heroes By Miranda Paul

Back of Book:  Todd and his friends love heroes. But in school, Todd doesn’t feel heroic. Reading is hard for him, and he gets scolded for asking too many questions. How will he ever become the kind of hero he admires?  Featuring stunning illustrations that celebrate the diversity of the Little Free Library movement, hereContinue reading “Little Libraries, Big Heroes By Miranda Paul”

This Book Is Spineless By Lindsay Leslie

Back of Book: With suspense and humor, this wary and unadventurous book uses the five senses to try and figure out what kind of story might be on its pages. My Review: I received a copy of this picture book from author Lindsay Leslie in exchange for an honest review. This is such a creativeContinue reading “This Book Is Spineless By Lindsay Leslie”