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”

What I Like Most By Mary Murphy & Zhu Cheng-Liang

Back of Book:A little girl observes, one by one, things that give her pleasure — the apricot jam on her toast, the light-up shoes that make her feet bounce, the sparkling river, the pencil whose color comes out like a ribbon. But even after the jar becomes empty, and the shoes grow too small, andContinue reading “What I Like Most By Mary Murphy & Zhu Cheng-Liang”

The Bar Mitzvah Boys By Myron Uhlberg

Back of Book: Grandpa was never bar mitzvahed; it was wartime, and life was difficult. It’s been a regret his whole life. Many years later, it’s his grandson’s time to go through the Jewish ritual of coming of age. The father suggests that they be bar mitzvahed together. They study together, recite together, and celebrateContinue reading “The Bar Mitzvah Boys By Myron Uhlberg”

A Crazy-Much Love by Joy Jordan-Lake

Back of Book: How MUCH is the crazy-much love?” This simple question is answered as two parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and the many milestone moments that follow. From the child’s first bath and first time riding a tricycle, all the way to her boarding that big yellow bus, the crazy-much loveContinue reading “A Crazy-Much Love by Joy Jordan-Lake”

Five Minutes: (That ‘s a Lot of Time) (No, It’s Not) (Yes, It Is) By by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon

Back of Book: Families everywhere will recognize themselves in this clever, hilarious, and completely irresistible picture book. Five minutes is a lot of time… or is it? Well, it depends on what you’re doing, of course! Follow one little boy and his family on a very busy day, as he discovers that sometimes five minutesContinue reading “Five Minutes: (That ‘s a Lot of Time) (No, It’s Not) (Yes, It Is) By by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon”

Around the Table That Grandad Built By Melanie Heuiser Hill

Back of Book: In a unique take on the cumulative classic “This Is the House That Jack Built,” a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad’s wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago.Continue reading “Around the Table That Grandad Built By Melanie Heuiser Hill”

Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border By Mitali Perkins

Back of Book: It’s almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico. For the few minutes they can share together with along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with theContinue reading “Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border By Mitali Perkins”