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School Library Journal - Tails from the Animal Shelter
This primer on the importance of rescuing animals begins by listing some of the reasons animals end up in shelters, including natural disasters, medical issues, and abuse. While these are sad facts, the book’s tone is positive. The text describes the many wonderful ways animal shelters… View »
Booklist - Tails from the Animal Shleter
Children and families contemplating a pet, as well as those who enjoy learning about different kinds of pets and their care, are the audience for this lively look at shelter animals. An explanation of why shelters exist opens the book—usually, says Shaw, “people problems,” but she doesn’t… View »
School Library Journal - Memoirs of a Tortoise
School Library Journal Starred Review!…
Scillian and Bowers have teamed up on other “Memoirs” stories, and in each of these earlier collaborations, learning to appreciate what you have is an important theme. Appreciation for those who love you and understand you is a theme of this book, b View »
Booklist - Travel Guide for Monsters
Page after page of brightly colored illustrations put the monsters on hilarious display, and a map at the book’s end shows all the stops on this outlandish road trip. A must-bring for any family road trips or vacation adventure.
Kirkus Reviews - Daddy Loves You
As in her previous titles in the series, James’ first-person narrator, a bipedal but unclothed father bunny in Brown’s illustrations, describes the many ways he shares his love and affection with his child….Brilliant spring colors and adorable, loving animals make this a title kids will… View »
Kirkus Reviews - Memoirs of a Tortoise
Kirkus Starred Review!!…
A tortoise reflects on a year in its life.
Oliver is an 80-year-old tortoise and lives in a sunny, flowery, tropical-looking landscape with his “pet” white human, Ike, who’s also 80. The two are dear friends, and Oliver reflects on how he and Ike love each other an View »
Kirkus Reviews - Where'd My Jo Go?
A small dog named Big Al gets left behind at a truck stop, where he waits for his owner to come back for him.Jo drives a big, blue rig with Al in the seat next to her, sharing life on the road. Al has white fur with rust-colored spots and dark, expressive eyes, poignantly illustrated on the… View »
School Library Journal Online - Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story
Gr 2-5–This picture book biography focuses on Frederick Douglass’s childhood quest to learn to read and write. Narrated from his point of view, the text follows Douglass from one master to the next while he realizes that literacy would be the key to his freedom. Douglass employs a creative… View »
Kirkus Reviews - Otis P. Oliver Protests
This comical tale about achieving one’s aims creatively should strike a resounding chord with kids, particularly those who aren’t on speaking terms with bathtubs themselves. Children will giggle at Otis’ tactics and back-and-forth correspondence. The expressive illustrations are humorous… View »
School Library Journal - The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History
Gr 1-5–Engaging cartoon illustrations and snappy text make this story about women’s suffrage perfect for very young children. The familiar heroines of the movement (Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul) are included only in a time line, as the book’s main characters are Harry Burn, a little-known… View »