Praline Lady By Kirstie Myvett & Kameko Madere

Back of Book:In nineteenth-century New Orleans, a praline lady strolls the French Quarter, selling her delectable sweets. These entrepreneur women of color were once a common sight in the neighborhood. Young readers will go along with this praline lady as she makes her pralines, sells them from her basket, and grows her business.My Review:I receivedContinue reading “Praline Lady By Kirstie Myvett & Kameko Madere”

“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway By Beth Anderson Illustrated By Jenn Harney

Back of Book:James Kelly smelled EVERYTHING: rats in the shed; circus elephants a mile away; tomorrow’s rain. His sense of smell was EXTRAORDINARY. But what good was a powerful nose? How could his super-sniffer make him special? In the New York City subway, James found his calling–and earned the nickname “Smelly” Kelly. Armed with hisContinue reading ““Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway By Beth Anderson Illustrated By Jenn Harney”

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Written & Illustrated By Don Tate

Back of Book:William Still’s parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangelyContinue reading “William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Written & Illustrated By Don Tate”

Oscar’s American Dream By Barry Wittenstein & Illustrated By Kristen & Kevin Howdeshell

Back of Book:When Oscar lands on Ellis Island, he has only a suitcase and a down payment in his hands. And he has a dream– to own his own barbershop. After it opens on the corner of Front St. and Second Ave, Oscar’s barbershop becomes a beloved local fixture… until the day Oscar decides toContinue reading “Oscar’s American Dream By Barry Wittenstein & Illustrated By Kristen & Kevin Howdeshell”

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”

Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella By Josh Crute & Eileen Ryan Ewan

Back of Book:Sometimes in London, it drizzles. Sometimes it drizzles. Other times it pelts and showers and spits. And Jonas Hanway hates getting wet. How can he go about his day as a proper London gentleman when his shoes are soggy, his coat is always collecting puddles, and his wig looks like a wet cat?Continue reading “Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella By Josh Crute & Eileen Ryan Ewan”

Bear and Fred: A World War II Story By Iris Argaman illustrated by Avi Ofer & Translated By Annette Appel

Back of Book:Based on true events and beautifully illustrated, this is the story of a friendship that will last forever—told by Fred’s best friend, his beloved teddy bear.During World War II, Fred must leave his home and live in hiding, apart from the rest of his family, but he always keeps Bear by his side.Continue reading “Bear and Fred: A World War II Story By Iris Argaman illustrated by Avi Ofer & Translated By Annette Appel”

Travel Guide for Monsters By Lori Degman & Dave Szalay

Back of Book:Taking your monster on a road trip this summer? Or letting your favorite beast tag along on a family beach vacation? Wherever you and your monster are traveling, Travel Guide for Monsters is full of essential tips to help you both enjoy the sights from coast to coast–and avoid monster-related mishaps.My Review:I receivedContinue reading “Travel Guide for Monsters By Lori Degman & Dave Szalay”

Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America By Anna Crowley Redding & Edwin Fotheringham

Back of Book: These are the words that helped found our nation. Today the Declaration of Independence is one of the United States’ most heavily guarded treasures, but during the War of 1812 it would have been destroyed if not for one man whose story has nearly been forgotten by time. Come along on thisContinue reading “Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America By Anna Crowley Redding & Edwin Fotheringham”

Rosie: Stronger than Steel written and illustrated By Lindsay Ward

Back of Book: Built by women in the United States and sent to England to dig and plow alongside female farmers during World War II, Rosie the tractor does whatever is needed to support the war effort. She works day and night to help grow crops for the troops…even when she has to hide inContinue reading “Rosie: Stronger than Steel written and illustrated By Lindsay Ward”