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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: 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: 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 »

 
Cover: Someplace to Call Home

School Library Connection - Someplace to Call Home

Readers who enjoyed Out of the Dust (Scholastic 1997) or Skylark (HarperCollins 1994) will be drawn to this story of resilience, fierce pride, and independence. View »

 
Cover: Little Sock

Little Sock - School Library Journal

Little Sock longs for adventure. He’s tired of the same old, same old—being worn, getting dirty, being thrown in the wash, and put back in drawer. He dreams of the magical place he’s heard of where every day is a new adventure—Sock City. One night, determined to make the dream a reality, he… View »

 
Cover: Snow Globe Wishes

Kirkus Reviews - Snow Globe Wishes

Starred Kirkus Review…
When a snowstorm blows through town, it knocks out power and sends evening commuters scurrying for the safety and warmth of home. But in the electricity-free night, one family turns the darkness into an opportunity to slow down and enjoy time together. This charming s View »