Reviews

Cover: Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

School Library Connection - Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

Green hued illustrations highlight in grand expanse the fierceness and awe of the terrorizing dragon. This traditional Chinese legend is one of many versions that presents the 15 days of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. End notes provide readers with greater detail about the… View »

 
Cover: Little Sock

Little Sock - School Library Journal

Little Sock longs for adventure. He’s tired of the same old, same old—being worn, getting dirty, being thrown in the wash, and put back in drawer. He dreams of the magical place he’s heard of where every day is a new adventure—Sock City. One night, determined to make the dream a reality, he… View »

 
Cover: A Fist for Joe Louis and Me

Booklist - A Fist for Joe Louis and Me

The 1938 boxing match between American Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling was known as the Fight of the Century, and Noble filters this historic event through the eyes of Gordy, a boxing-loving African American kid in Detroit. When his mother begins working for a Jewish tailor, Gordy bonds… View »

 
Cover: Snow Globe Wishes

Publisher's Weekly - Snow Globe Wishes

Gentle rhyming text and naïf illustrations dominated by lovely pale yellow and teal tones are impeccably paired in this heartwarming book….Dealey and Shorrock create a winsome, hopeful portrait of family and community bonds. View »

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

School Library Journal - Common Threads

Through his eyes, emotions, and experience, readers see how similar and connected the various shoppers and vendors are despite our apparent differences. With its vivid and detailed pictures and scant text, this book effectively portrays a culturally and religiously diverse community… View »

 
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 »