Reviews

Cover: Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

Publishers Weekly - Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

A nostalgic storybook feel permeates this meandering historical narrative, which follows white Charlie Brightelot, nine, of northern Michigan, and his summer encounters with the Civilian Conservation Corps, who move into nearby woodland barracks during the Great Depression. Charlie’s… View →

 
Cover: A Cape!

Kirkus Reviews - A Cape!

“A young boy searches for his superpower and finds just what he wanted all along… Kelley’s masterful use of color in the sparse illustrations makes the messaging plain for both young and old: Use your imagination, and interact with people, not devices… Here’s to many kids (and parents)… View →

 
Cover: The Color Collector

Kirkus Reviews - The Color Collector

A homesick young immigrant collects colorful scraps in an effort to re-create the colors of the home she has left behind…
A muted double-page spread in shades of gray introduces the story, the only touch of color coming from the violet bands holding the braids of a lonely girl on the scho View →

 
Cover: Headstrong Hallie!: The Story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Horn Book - Headstrong Hallie!: The Story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

“Bissonette’s engaging portrayal of a self-assured and determined figure is enhanced by Hohn’s imaginative illustrations.” View →

 
Cover: Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Publishers Weekly - LIttle Dandelion Seeds the World

“Vivid, screenprint-esque digital illustrations by the Howdeshells trace the seeds’ paths, showcasing animals from each continent amid landscapes enlivened by terrain-distinct color palettes. Younger readers will enjoy this informative read, which shows how nature unites the globe. Back… View →

 
Cover: June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

Publishers Weekly - June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

“Paganelli contributes softly colored art with sketchlike textures and backgrounds that portray viruses, antibodies, and their ilk. An adept profile of a lesser-known scientific luminary. Ages 6–10. (Mar.)”

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Cover: Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea

Kirkus Reviews - Ocean Soup

“A lighthearted approach to a sobering truth.” View →
 
Cover: Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Horn Book - Stompin’ at the Savoy

“Donohue’s upbeat text includes lots of onomatopoeia, emphasizing the rhythms that kept Webb’s “heart beat[ing] in swing time.” Freeman’s energetic illustrations keep pace with the narrative and ably convey Webb’s indomitable spirit.” View →
 
Cover: Because I'm New

Kirkus Reviews - Because I’m New


🌟 Kirkus Starred Review by Brad Sneed a Starred Review!

“The joys and difficulties of adding a baby to the family are detailed in this sweet tale.

The text unfolds from the point of view of a new baby, giving readers an inside perspective on the things a baby can’t do—like catch th View →

 
Cover: Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

Publisher’s Weekly - Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

“…Schumerth and Uhles offer a lively introduction to the science behind a favorite munchable.” View →