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Cover: Roof Octopus

Kirkus Reviews - Roof Octopus

What could be more delightful than a huge and friendly octopus on the roof? That at least is the premise of Branam’s debut—which Coelho (Boat of Dreams, 2017) illuminates with views, usually canted or vertiginously angled, of a smiling, golden cephalopod hanging colorfully spotted tentacles… View »

 
Cover: Invisible Lizard

Kirkus Reviews - Invisible Lizard

Napoleon, a colorful, “spiffy” chameleon, lives on an equally “spiffy” tree limb and blends in so well with his surroundings the other jungle residents cannot see him.With his charming personality, Napoleon tries to entice and engage Polly, a squawking parrot, and Mike, a screeching monkey… View »

 
Cover: When the Wind Blew

Kirkus Reviews - When the Wind Blew

A young bear cub learns what truly makes a home.Big Bear and Little Bear wake up one morning to find that a storm has knocked down all of the trees outside their den. Little Bear peers cautiously around. All he can see are broken limbs and ragged stumps. He doesn’t understand. What has the… View »

 
Cover: The Skydiving Beavers

Publishers Weekly

Striking a down-home tone, Wood (Esquivel!) unspools a real-life story of animal conservation. In 1948 Idaho, beavers presented a dilemma to a growing resort community: “The people were muscling in on the beavers’ habitat. And the beavers were trashing the people’s habitat. A real turf war.” View »

 
Cover: Why Did the Farmer

School Library Journal - Why Did the Farmer Cross the Road?

PreS-Gr 2–James puts a new spin on the timeless joke in her first picture book. In this quirky tale, Donkey awakens the farmer, alerting him that the pigs have left the farm. The farmer states, “That’s not possible” and goes back to sleep. Meanwhile, the pigs are walking through town… View »

 
Cover: Tig Ripley Hard Rock

School Library Journal - Tig Ripley: Hard Rock

Gr 6-9–A well-paced sequel to Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel. The girl band Pandora’s Box is back together and experiencing growing pains. Tig’s cousin Kyra is not pulling her weight as a musician, which may or may not be the result of her parents’ divorce. Tig has to navigate the dynamics of friends… View »

 
Cover: Out of School and Into Nature

School Library Journal - Out of School and Into Nature

Gr 1-4–Readers are introduced to naturalist Anna Comstock’s enthusiasm for nature right from the opening sentence: “From the time she was no higher than a daisy, Anna was wild about nature.” Comstock’s (1854–1930) early love of the outdoors inspired her course of study at college, where she… View »

 
Cover: Out of School and Into Nature

Publishers Weekly - Out of School and into Nature

Slade (The Music in George’s Head) and Lanan’s (The Story I’ll Tell) account of the life of artist and naturalist Anna Comstock unfolds against an airy, pastoral landscape, where she observed the local flora and fauna of the countryside. As Comstock grew older, so did her love for science… View »

 
Cover: The Skydiving Beavers

Kirkus Reviews - The Skydiving Beavers

An Idaho game warden invents an ingenious solution for a growing town’s wildlife problem in this tale set in 1948 Idaho.Characterized as “a lovely place” and so portrayed in van Frankenhuyzen’s golden meadows and hilly vistas, the town of McCall would be idyllic—except that humans “muscling… ”/editorial_reviews/297">View »

 
Cover: Willow and the Wedding

Foreword Reviews Willow and the Wedding

Willow and the Wedding encourages self-expression, positive thinking, and pursuing whatever makes you happy…
Willow’s zest for life and love for her family takes center stage in denise Brennan-Nelson’s Willow and the Wedding, the story of how one barefoot flower girl’s thoughtfulness and c View »