Reviews

Cover: Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop

Las Vegas Review-Journal Reviews "Finnegan & Fox"

“It was the scariest half-hour of your life…
You were somewhere with Mom or Dad, and they let go of your hand for just a minute. Just a minute, and suddenly you were in a sea of legs with no idea what happened.

You were totally, completely lost.

You might’ve cried a little but hone View »

 
Cover: Paper Son

Examiner.com Reviews "Paper Son: Lee's Journey to America"

“Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America” by Helen Foster James and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh and illustrated by Wilson Ong is a compelling story about a 12-year-old boy from a rural Chinese village who must travel to America to provide for his family in China…
When Lee’s parents are killed by ba View »

 
Cover: Welcome to America, Champ

Reading.org Reviews "Welcome to America, Champ!"

As WWII ends Thomas, his mother, and his new baby brother leave their home in England to join his new family in the United States. Thomas’s stepfather is a soldier, and while Thomas looks forward to his new life in Chicago, he is anxious about what things will be like in his new school and… View »

 
Cover: Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop

Booklist Reviews "Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop"

Narrated by a 10-year-old horse with wide eyes and evident pride in his work, this picture book about a mounted-police unit features a girl lost in Times Square. Don’t worry; it’s not scary—Finnegan is such an upbeat horse-narrator that even the youngest readers will sense that he is coming… View »

 
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Kirkus Reviews "Paper Son"

The journey from China to the United States and the experience on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay are fraught with anxiety and peril for 12-year-old Wang Lee…
In order to gain admittance, he takes the “paper son” name Fu Lee, taking the place of someone whose records had burnt in the 19 View »

 
Cover: Welcome to America, Champ

Booklist Reviews "Welcome to America, Champ!"

The luxurious Queen Mary oceanliner once sailed with diapers drying on clotheslines suspended over the ship’s emptied swimming pool. Why? This was part of a unique cargo transported by luxury liners in 1946: tens of thousands of “soldier brides” and their children who immigrated at… View »

 
Cover: Welcome to America, Champ

Booklist Reviews "Welcome to America, Champ!"

The luxurious Queen Mary ocean liner once sailed with diapers drying on clotheslines suspended over the ship’s emptied swimming pool. Why? This was part of an unusual cargo transported by luxury liners in 1946: tens of thousands of “soldier brides” and their children who immigrated… View »

 
Cover: Welcome to America, Champ

Reading Today Online Reviews "Welcome to America, Champ!"

As WWII ends Thomas, his mother, and his new baby brother leave their home in England to join his new family in the United States. Thomas’s stepfather is a soldier, and while Thomas looks forward to his new life in Chicago, he is anxious about what things will be like in his new school and… View »

 
Cover: Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears

Midwest Book Review: "Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears"

Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears is a children’s picturebook about the real-life troubles suffered by Asian moon bears. For fifteen long years, Jasper was confined and miserable in a cage, held by bear farmers in rural China. The bear farmers removed bile from Jasper’s body to sell as an… View »

 
Cover: Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo

Midwest Book Review: "Maestro Stu Saves The Zoo"

To save a zoo, a young boy must unite all the animals who dwell there. “Maestro Stu Saves The Zoo” is a lyrical children’s picturebook beautifully illustrated by Tim Bowers, as author Denise Brennan-Nelson tells a story of how young Stu struggles to save his favorite zoo from being plowed… View »