Reviews

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

School Library Journal - The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Lush, realistic illustrations document young Jadav’s sadness, fear, determination, and eventual success as readers watch the barren, disintegrating island transform into a living forest supporting all manners of life. VERDICT An inspirational read-aloud for units on plants, the environment… View »

 
Cover: The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Publisher's Weekly - The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Writing in quiet verse reminiscent of “This Is the House that Jack Built,” Greene tells the story of Apollo 11, which “lifted off and soared through the heavens/ and carried the first men who went to the Moon.” Each spread also includes factual and historical details: “While on the Moon… View »

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

Kirkus Reviews - Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

A family spends a day at the beach observing various creatures’ prints in the sand. Children and families of various skin tones and hair textures play on the beach as the main characters, a mother and father, a boy and a girl, all with brown skin, arrive, the children running toward the… View »

 
Cover: With Love, Grandma

School Library Journal -With Love, Grandma

The active hedgehog grandmother in this story surely gets around! In a series of summertime vacation letters written to her grandson from May to June, Grandmother enumerates one exciting activity after another—from hiking and kayaking to discovering bookstores. At the conclusion, readers… View »

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

Kirkus Reviews - The Boy Who Grew A Forest

The true story of a young boy who built a forest from the ground up in northeastern India. Inspired by the documentary Forest Man, debut author Gholz pens the story of Jadav Payeng. The story begins with the erosive impact of seasonal floodwaters on his island home, which propels Jadav to… View »

 
Cover: Badger's Perfect Garden

Publisher's Weekly - Badger's Perfect Garden

In a story about patience and tempering expectations, Kaulitzki creates a woodland world of tree trunk homes and anthropomorphic animals. Red Squirrel and Dormouse help Badger plant a garden using the seeds he has stored in small jars. Badger envisions the plants growing into perfectly… View »

 
Cover: Ollie on Stage

Kirkus Reviews - Ollie on Stage

A slapstick celebration of the process of discovering and honoring what makes us and our friends unique. View »

 
Cover: Tip and Tucker Road Trip

Kirkus reviews - Tip and Tucker Road Trip

This beginning reader introduces children to two hamsters with quite different personalities. Part of the I Am A Reader line, this first outing for Tip and Tucker opens in a pet shop, where Mr. Lopez has come to purchase a pet. Tucker, a larger tan hamster, is excited and tries to get Tip… View »

 
Cover: Good Night, Library

Kirkus Reviews - Good Night, Library

The litany of items the text wishes good night includes poetry and prose, plots, puppet stages, computers, carpet squares, fairy tales, characters, filing cart, and more. This being a fairly modern library, they also bid good night to board games and comic books…The librarian, a white… View »

 
Cover: Soar High, Dragonfly

Kirkus Reviews - Soar High, Dragonfly

A circular account of a dragonfly’s life span told simultaneously as a narrative and a collection of scientific facts. The creative duo behind Good Trick, Walking Stick (2016) returns to the insect world. Readers follow the life cycle of a green darner dragonfly, from its mother laying eggs… View »