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Cover: Stagestruck: Curtain Up!

School Library Journal - Stagestruck: Curtain Up!

Twelve-year-old Anya is a self-professed theater geek, but there isn’t much opportunity for middle schoolers in suburban Chappaqua to flex their drama muscles. So Anya decides to start her own theater in the neighborhood clubhouse. With the help of her little sister Susan and Austin, a cute… View »

Cover: Papa's Backpack

Publishers Weekly - Papa's Backpack

A small bear wishes he could join his soldier father while he is away. Carroll (The Boy and the Moon) places the bears in a kind of tribal society: they wear feathers on their heads and tunics decorated with spirals and stripes, and the bear’s fellow soldiers are a mixed-species outfit of… View »

Cover: The Flying Hand of Marco B.

Booklist - The Flying Hand of Marco B.

This fanciful picture book plays upon the idea of a simple delight that turns into an unexpected flight. Marco B. is safely buckled up in the backseat of the car, his hand sneaking out the window to swoop and soar in the breeze. His mother tells him to keep his hand inside, but it keeps… View »

Cover: The Flying Hand of Marco B.

Publishers Weekly - The Flying Hand of Marco B.

Like many parents, Marco’s mother cautions her son to keep his hand inside the car while they’re driving; like many kids, he doesn’t listen. But after Marco is swept out the window and into the sky, his initial glee turns to worry: “The earth’s so big, so blue, so vast./ How’d I get so… ”/editorial_reviews/224">View »

Cover: Lizzie and the Last Day of School

School Library Journal - Lizzie and the Last Day of School

PreS-Gr 1–A book for those children and teachers who enjoy school and don’t want it to end. Lizzie and her first grade teacher, Miss G., have enjoyed reading and math, finding out about gardening, healthy eating, and exercise. Miss G. makes learning so much fun that when Lizzie returns home… View »

Cover: Lizzie and the Last Day of School

Booklist - Lizzie and the Last Day of School

Lizzie loved nursery school. Kindergarten was even better. When fall comes, she is ready for real school, first grade with Miss G., a new teacher who encourages her students throughout the year and makes every day fun. But all too soon, it’s the last day of school. While most kids are… View »

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Kirkus Reviews - The Flying Hand of Marco B.

Just how high can a wayward hand fly? Marco B. and his family are on a road trip. With his window rolled down, he sticks his hand out and lets it glide and soar on the breezes. “My fingers float without a care / But as I’m swooping through the air / My mommy’s voice yells from afar, / ‘Pleas ”/editorial_reviews/221">View »

Cover: Hot Dog!  Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic

Hot Dog!

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady, humanitarian, hot dog lover? Yes, indeed, says Kimmelman in a story built around a 1939 picnic the Roosevelts hosted for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Juhasz’s caricatures provide plenty of humor: during a stuffy White House dinner, Eleanor Roosevelt is… View »

Cover: Lizzie and the Last Day of School

Kirkus Reviews - Lizzie and the Last Day of School

A girl’s love for school is more than evident in this latest from Noble.Lizzie loved everything about school in preschool and kindergarten, from the smell of the books to her school supplies. She even spent all summer playing school with her baby sister, Lulu. Now it’s her “first year of… ”/editorial_reviews/219">View »

Cover: Digger and Daisy Go to the City

Kirkus Reviews - Digger and Daisy Go to the City

In their fourth sibling adventure, Digger and Daisy are as fresh and curious as when readers first encountered them (Digger and Daisy Go to the Zoo, 2013); at this pace, there’ll be no issues about ever having to grow up.And, frankly, who wants them to? These two young canines—the older… View »