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Cover: T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet

A Review of "T Is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet" in School Library Journal

Gr 2-4–This alphabet book provides introductory information about the ship itself, the people associated with it, and a very basic outline of the events surrounding that fateful night in April 1912. Each page includes a short, rhyming poem, a piece of original artwork, and several… View »

 
Cover: Stella Batts: Stella Batts Needs a New Name

A Review of "Stella Batts Needs a New Name" in Publishers Weekly

First in a series featuring eight-year-old Stella, Sheinmel’s unassuming story, cheerily illustrated by Bell, is a reliable read for those first encountering chapter books. An aspiring writer, Stella tells her story in the form of an autobiography, describing her daily life as a… View »

 
Cover: Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview, the Only Golf Course Designed, Built, and Owned by an African American

A Review of "Twice as Good" in Kirkus Reviews

Despite growing up in a community that was racially segregated, William Powell persisted in playing the game he loved, golf…
Young Willie could only caddy on the golf course near his Ohio home, although one white man did let him play. Returning home after World War II from England, where View »

 
Cover: Jungle Surprises

A Review of "Tugg and Teeny: Jungle Surprises" in Ohioana Quarterly

Tugg and Teeny is about a monkey named Teeny and a gorilla named Tugg who go on adventures with their jungle friends. They help their friends with their problems and explore the jungle and learn lessons along the way. We think this book would be be good for kids at a lower reading level… View »

 
Cover: When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

A Review of "When Anju Loved Being an Elephant" in Catholic Library World

When Anju was five years old, she was captured and separated from her elephant herd in Sumatra. Anju spent thirty-five years performing in American circuses. When she was too old for the circus, Anju was sold to a small zoo where she was the only elephant. Anju finds that she is not happy… View »

 
Cover: Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band

A Review of "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band" in School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–This delightful picture book explores the rich history of jazz via a story about a guitar-playing rooster who sets out to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show to find the farm’s best band. Rooster would like to join Thelonius Monkey’s crew, but the rules don’t permit zoo… View »

 
Cover: Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story

A Review of "Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story" in The Children's Bookshelf

MEGAN’S YEAR: An Irish Traveler’s Story, authored by master writer Gloria Whelan and illustrated by Beth Peck, looks at the complicated life of approximately 25,000 members of the Irish Travelers who live half the year on the open road in a caravan and the other half in a stationary house… View »

 
Cover: The Boy Who Wanted to Cook

A Review of "The Boy Who Wanted to Cook" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

This wonderful book is sure to delight young boys and girls who are interested in cooking. The story follows a ten-year-old boy named Pierre whose family runs a little restaurant in France. Although Pierre is interested in cooking, his parents discourage his involvement in the family… View »

 
Cover: A Christmas Spider's Miracle

A Review of "A Christmas Spider’s Miracle" in Publishers Weekly

During the “bleakest of winters,” a gentle mother spider that resembles a wooden marionette tends to her children in a fir tree; indoors, a peasant mother mends clothing to earn money for her family. When the woman moves the tree inside for her children, she inadvertently saves the spider… View »

 
Cover: Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story

A Review of "Megan's Year: An Irish Traveler's Story" in Publishers Weekly

In this addition to the Tales of the World series, 10-year-old Megan and her family spend the summers crisscrossing Ireland in their caravan. Megan loves never knowing what her family will discover next and meeting other Travelers along the way, though she sometimes feels that her life is… View »