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Cover: The Universe and You

Starred Kirkus Review - The Universe and You

While “you” sleep, the Earth spins and travels through space. After a wordless spread showing the Earth in deep space, the story cuts to a brown-skinned child with puffy hair in bed hugging a stuffed astronaut toy. The bedroom is decorated in a planetary theme, and a caregiver smiles over… View →

 
Cover: The Ghouls' Guide to Good Grammar

Kirkus Reviews - The Ghouls' Guide to Good Grammar

Monsters, witches, and zombies add importance to the grammar and spelling rules in this guide. Starting with end-of-sentence punctuation, the rules are straightforward, and the example is a soft punchline: A monster asks a group of trembling human children, “What’s shaking?” to demonstrate… View →

 
Cover: We Want Snow: A Wintry Chant

Kirkus Review - We Want Snow! A Wintry Chant

A trio of children describe the delights of winter…all they need is snow. A brown-skinned child with close-cropped black hair joins two tights-clad children in long coats, one with olive skin and black braids, the other with pink skin and reddish hair, on a fallen log in a park outside… View →

 
Cover: A Teacher Like You

The Seattle Book Review - A Teacher Like You

“This book spoke to my heart because I have been a schoolteacher, bible class teacher and now I’m a parent and homeschool teacher. This just felt like a big hug reminding me that whether in the classroom or at home what I do is important. I think it’s a great message for kids too … Age… ”/reviews/840">View →

 
Cover: Where's My Cow?

Kirkus Reviews - Where's My Cow?

A little cattle egret fears that he will lose his cow if he goes to the beach with the rest of his flock.

Every morning the other egrets leave their cows to fly down to the beach, but the protagonist prefers to stay perched on his cow’s shoulders. His cow’s been around a bit; she’s seen… View →

 
Cover: Bevan: A Well-Loved Bear

Kirkus Reviews - Bevan: A Well Loved Bear

Bevan, a stuffed toy bear, has belonged to many different children over the years.

Starting in a wealthy home around the turn of the 20th century, as one of many toys in a nursery belonging to three children, the bear changes homes many times. The nanny in his original home gives him to… View →

 
Cover: Rock and Vole

Kirkus Reviews - Rock and Vole

An intrepid vole sets out on an adventure (with a meticulously thought-out plan).
Vole, a squat little nugget with big, bright eyes and wisps of lashes, is very persnickety. She follows the same routine every day. She begins the morning with (precisely) 7 minutes of exercise. At snack… View →

 
Cover: The Lady of the Library

School Library Journal - Lady of the Library

This tale in verse tells the story of a library, on the brink of closure, and people who try to save it. The book starts with staff packing boxes of books and removing things from the building. The lady of the library, a ghost who has haunted the place for decades, discovers from a young… View →

 
Cover: Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

School Library Journal - Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn

Popcorn is often one of life’s great mysteries when you are very young. This book helps kids understand where popcorn comes from and how it explodes into being, all the way from planting seeds to enjoying a bowlful. The rhyming text is short and harder words (e.g., pericarps) are featured… View →

 
Cover: Isabel and Her Colores Go to School

Kirkus Reviews - Isabel and Her Colores Go to School

Isabel is anxious about her first day at Honeytree Elementary. Isabel speaks Spanish and doesn’t understand much English—she is scared of everything that could go wrong. Mami encourages her to be brave, and Isabel joins the class even though the swirl of language in her new classroom sounds View →