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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: Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Kirkus Reviews - Little Dandelion Seeds the World

“The Howdeshells’ art is vibrant and engaging, taking care to include a diverse array of human racial presentations and details that establish each setting, the textured images focusing on indigenous fauna as the seeds fly. Of particular note is the lovely cover depicting a Black girl with… View »

 
Cover: Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Publisher's Weekly - Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

“Colorfully accentuated onomatopoeia and musical notes punctuate this profile of brilliant self-taught drummer William “Chick” Webb…” ”/reviews/764">View »

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

Kirkus Reviews - Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Growing up roaming the forests of California’s Siskiyou Mountains, the only thing Hallie Morse Daggett fears is fire…
She’s seen it devastate the forests, and it’s come terrifyingly close to her own home, and she brings food to the men of the U.S. Forest Service whenever they fight fires View »

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

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

Profiles a virologist who was among the first to photograph and identify the coronavirus family…
Almeida’s own family has a significant presence in this account of her career and discoveries. Slade begins with her Glasgow-born subject’s early love of science and the death of her little br View »

 
Cover: Tails from the Animal Shelter

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 »

 
Cover: Tails from the Animal Shelter

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 »

 
Cover: Tails from the Animal Shelter

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 »

 
Cover: Tails from the Animal Shelter

Booklist - Tails from the Animal Shelter

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 »

 
Cover: Memoirs of a Tortoise

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 »