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Cover: Can U Save the Day?

Kirkus Reviews - Can U Save the Day?

The vowels raise havoc when they quit the farm after being insulted by the consonants. There are five vowels (well, sometimes six or seven) while there are 21 consonants (well, sometimes 19 or 20). B seems to think that makes consonants better and more important. “The letter B stuck out his… ”/reviews/406">View »

 
Cover: Someplace to Call Home

Kirkus Reviews - Someplace to Call Home

The year 1933 is a rough time for three kids to be on their own, but the Turners prove themselves capable. The rest of their family has passed away or disappeared, and 12-year-old Hallie, 16-year-old Tom, and 6-year-old Benny are driving west looking for work when their car breaks down on… View »

 
Cover: One Red Sock

Kirkus Reviews - One Red Sock

A purple hippo in a polka-dot room learns that there’s more to personal style than matchy-matchy. It’s a lesson worth the learning. In rhymes that set up each color for younger audiences to predict before the page turn, the portly protagonist rummages through her dresser, pairing her one… View »

 
Cover: A Boy Like You

Kirkus Reviews - A Boy Like You

The title answers a question: What does the world need?In simple, aphorism-laced language, Murphy offers a positive vision of masculinity that focuses on what he dubs " ‘inside’ strength"—the sort that privileges kindness, respect for self and for others, knowing when to ask for help, and… View »

 
Cover: Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

School Library Journal - Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?

In this title, a family enjoys a fun day at a sandy beach. They enjoy activities such as playing with the dog, frolicking in the sand, and observing the creatures that inhabit the area. Additionally, this book explores the various footprints of different creatures. The footprints observed… View »

 
Cover: Marty's Mission

Kirkus Reviews - Marty's Mission: An Apollo 11 Story


Marty’s Mission is about the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 told through the eyes of Marty, the son of a man managing the NASA Tracking Station in Guam. The time difference does not affect Marty as he stays up to hear about the launch and watch the landing the next day, all while eagerly awaiti View »

 
Cover: Chip and Curly: The Great Potato Race

Kirkus Reviews - Chip and Curly

One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more—more potato puns than you can count, as a young spud strives to win the sack race at the Spud City Festival. After training all year to win the Golden Bushel Award, Chip learns he must beat Curly, the… View »

 
Cover: Soar High, Dragonfly

Booklist - Soar High, Dragonfly!

This lovely tribute to dragonflies features two simultaneous narratives. One, probably intended for younger readers but sure to be enjoyed by all, is a bouncy, rhythmic flow of basic facts that appear in oversize, multicolor fonts, popping with onomatopoetic expressions that complement the… View »

 
Cover: The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Booklist - The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Adding to a growing corpus of biographies of unsung heroes, this timely tale highlights the connection between people and the environment. As a young boy, Jadav Payeng noticed that the sandbars around the river island on which he and his family lived were rapidly shrinking, leaving animals… View »

 
Cover: Soar High, Dragonfly

School Library Journal- Soar High, Dragonfly!

VERDICT This title could be used on many levels: very young audiences will enjoy as a picture book, while budding scientists will appreciate the narrative and informational text together. An excellent addition. View »