Reviews

Cover: Can U Save the Day?

School Library Journal - Can U Save the Day Review

It’s consonants vs. vowels in Stocker’s debut picture book. The letter B brags, “There are 5 vowels in your group/but 21 in our grand troop./I’m a more important letter. Consonants are so…/much…/BETTER!” The vowels take great offense and one by one leave the alphabet. Told using the… 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 »

 
Cover: A Boy Like You

School Library Journal - A Boy Like You

Short motivational messages speak directly to young boys: “You are the only YOU there is. And the world needs a boy like you.” Some tips on being a great teammate are shared, like “Play hard, but play fair” and “Say ‘Nice goal!’ and ‘Good try!’ Don’t say ‘You throw like a girl.’ Ever.”… View »

 
Cover: Chip and Curly: The Great Potato Race

School Library Journal - Chip & Curly: The Great Potato Race

Get ready for more potato-related puns than you can shake a stick at. Chip the potato chip is determined to win the Golden Bushel Award in the potato sack race. But there is a new spud in town by the name of Curly who has quite a spring in his step. As the race proceeds, it looks like… View »

 
Cover: Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

Kirkus reviews - Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

This retelling of a Chinese legend explains why people light firecrackers, wear red, and give food offerings to celebrate Chinese New Year. In Loh-Hagan’s account, a fierce dragon named Nian ruled the land until a magical warrior’s spell forced him underground. But each spring, the spell’s… View »

 
Cover: Someplace to Call Home

School Library Journal - Someplace to Call Home

Dallas crafts an authentic, character-driven story about the American past. As the Great Depression overwhelms the country and a “dust bowl” sweeps across the Great Plains, Tom, Hallie, and Benny Turner find themselves without mother or father. Unable to secure work, the children leave… View »

 
Cover: Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank's Diary

School Library Journal - Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary.

This book somberly and beautifully depicts what life was like for the Franks and others who fell inside the Nazi sphere of influence during World War II. A truly valuable resource. View »

 
Cover: One Red Sock

School Library Journal - One Red Sock

A purple hippo puts on a red sock, but has difficulty finding a matching one in this amusing picture book. After realizing the red sock is missing, the hippo searches her sock drawer, finding several other socks of different colors, but none of them match hers. Finally, she pulls out a… View »

 
Cover: Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market

Kirkus Reviews - Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market

In this nearly wordless picture book, young Adam wanders away from his parents at the busy outdoor market, but diverse strangers help him find them again.Brown-skinned Adam wanders through Eastern Market with his mom, a dark-skinned woman wearing a blue hijab and long tunic, and his dad, a… 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 »