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Cover: With Love, Grandma

Kirkus Review - With Love, Grandma

A hedgehog grandmother takes a monthlong vacation with friends while continually staying in touch with her beloved grandchild through a volume of correspondence. Taking a break from the usual routine of “Camp Grandma,” this active grandparent embarks on an adventurous excursion enjoying the… View »

 
Cover: Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

Booklist - Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

Although Gwen Frostic (1906–2001) grew up with physical disabilities, her mother encouraged the girl to become active, strong, and independent. Her artistic talent and her love of nature led her to a career creating decorative brass and copperware until her materials were needed for the war… View »

 
Cover: Junk: A Spectacular Tale of Trash

Booklist - Junk: A Spectacular Tale of Trash

Each day, Sylvia Samantha White heads out with her wagon to find discarded stuff. Whether tires, old wood, a partial pack of gum, or empty paint cans, she lugs everything home. And when anyone asks why, from her father to the grumpy mayor, she replies, “I’m working on something.” But… View »

 
Cover: Bully

Booklist - Bully

Bully the bullfrog lives in a lovely lily pond, which he is unwilling to share with anyone else. To that end, he orders a series of insects off the pond: a snail who wants to taste the lilies; a dragonfly who wants to smell them; and a bee who wants to tickle them. Blissfully alone, Bully… View »

 
Cover: Kindergarrrten Bus

Publishers Weekly - Kindergarrrten Bus

Excerpt: With its over-the-top cartooning and abundance of crowd-pleasing “arrr” sounds, this clever comedy may be powerful enough to defuse the worry of an entire classroom of reluctant school-goers. View »

 

Publishers Weekly - Kindergarrrten Bus

Excerpt: With its over-the-top cartooning and abundance of crowd-pleasing “arrr” sounds, this clever comedy may be powerful enough to defuse the worry of an entire classroom of reluctant school-goers. View »

 
Cover: Bully

Kirkus Review - Bully

A self-centered and egotistical bullfrog refuses to share the beauty of the pond ecosystem, ultimately leaving him in a muddy mess…
Sitting amid the tasty, beautifully scented lilies, Bully chases away the snail, the dragonfly, the bee, and “even the smallest fly,” declaring, “Those delicio View »

 
Cover: Kindergarrrten Bus

Kirkus Review - Kindergarrrten Bus

A pirate bus driver tells his new kindergarten charges to buck up and not be afraid, but then something happens that shows him to be a fraidy fraud…
On their first day of kindergarrrten, a rather unconventional bus driver greets six diverse kids whose fear (both of the new experience of g View »

 
Cover: Bully

Publishers Weekly - Bully

Bully is a bullfrog, but in Sattler’s (Pig Kahuna) watercolor-and-pencil drawings, he resembles a slightly less ugly version of Jabba the Hutt. Huge, squat, sickly green, and scowling, he chases away all the small, appropriately bug-eyed critters, all of whom should be able to enjoy the… View »

 
Cover: Write On, Irving Berlin!

Booklist - Write On, Irving Berlin!

Irving Berlin gets the full picture-book treatment in this appealing introduction to the songwriter. Berlin’s story begins as the five-year-old arrives in the United States in 1893 along with his family, fleeing the Russian pogroms. Left fatherless at 13, he makes money by singing and… View »