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Cover: Where'd My Jo Go?

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 »

 
Cover: Otis P. Oliver Protests

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 »

 
Cover: Travel Guide for Monsters

Kirkus Reviews - Travel Guide for Monsters

Buckle up and get ready for a rollicking road trip with merry monsters. This cast of joyful monsters in bright colors with myriad different sizes, shapes, facial features, and appendages is guaranteed to make young readers giggle. In this tour of urban and nature-based tourist attractions… View »

 
Cover: Boats Will Float

Kirkus Reviews - Boats Will Float

Rosenbaum’s text consists of easy, rolling rhymes, with plenty of descriptive language to conjure up the scene: “Sunlight sizzles, hot and bright”; boats “rise and fall in liquid motion”; Salty breezes. / Seagulls squalling." There’s plenty of engaging visual detail, including a spread in… View »

 
Cover: Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Kirkus Reviews - Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

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The butterflies flutter gracefully over almost every page, sometimes singly and sometimes in joyous festoons. The backmatter gives a more detailed history and suggested projects to help sustain the majestic monarchs. View »

 
Cover: Little Foal's Busy Day

Kirkus Reviews - Little Foal's Busy Day

Follow a sleek black foal frolicking through an idyllic day. Starring a long-legged, curious foal with a white star on its forehead that ensures recognizability even when it’s amid a crowd, this board book is clearly made by and for horse fanciers. Within sweeping, lush pastoral scenes, the… View »

 
Cover: The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History

Kirkus Reviews - The Voice That Won the Vote

Boxer tells the story succinctly, clearly drawing the political lines so that young readers will understand the dynamics. Mildenberger’s inclusion of a few black women among those demonstrating for the vote reflects the historical reality that black women were part of the suffrage movement… View »

 
Cover: Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

School Library Journal - Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

There are many versions of this legend to explain the meaning behind traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Loh-Hagan makes it her own by making the hero a young girl who figures out how to defeat the dragon, and the narrative builds exciting tension as Mei saves the day. Banks’s… View »

 
Cover: Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market

Booklist - Common Threads

Adam and his parents are at the Eastern Market—a colorful and racially diverse, though somewhat generic, place—when he gets distracted by a bird and wanders off. He tugs on a blue dress to show his Mama but is surprised to find that the person isn’t her. Adam jogs along, searching and… View »

 
Cover: Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

School Library Connection - Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

Green hued illustrations highlight in grand expanse the fierceness and awe of the terrorizing dragon. This traditional Chinese legend is one of many versions that presents the 15 days of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. End notes provide readers with greater detail about the… View »