Cover: I, Q: Kitty Hawk

'I, Q (Book Three: Kitty Hawk)' by Roland Smith: Another non-stop thriller

In the latest book in the “I, Q” series, Roland Smith showcases the kind of writing that has made him a favorite of young readers — believable characters, exciting plot, and writing that places the reader right in the middle of the action. This story picks up where “Book Two: The White… ”/reviews/64">View »

Cover: The Quilt Walk

A Review of "The Quilt Walk" in Reading Today

Conflicted about her father’s decision to leave the safety of their farm in Quincy, Illinois, for Golden, Colorado, where he plans to sell supplies to the gold miners, ten-year-old Emmy Blue Hatchett is also excited about the adventure. From the beginning, the journey is not easy as Emmy’s… View »

Cover: The Voyage of the Sea Wolf

A Review of "The Voyage of the Sea Wolf" in School Library Journal

Gr 5-7–Marooned on an island in The Pirate Captain’s Daughter (Sleeping Bear, 2011), Catherine and William are rescued by the pirate crew of the Sea Wolf at the start of this story. The two lovers vow to stay together, but they are not prepared for what awaits them. Catherine is surprised… View »

Cover: Delia's Dull Day: An Incredibly Boring Story

A Review of "Delia’s Dull Day: An Incredibly Boring Story" in School Library Journal

PreS-K–Delia takes readers through her previous day, explaining all the ways in which it was so boring, but the art tells the real story. While she is eating her cereal, two elephants walk through her living room, but she is so busy worrying about spilling milk that she doesn’t notice them… View »

Cover: The Twelve Days of Christmas

A Review of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" in Kirkus Reviews

This version of the traditional holiday carol features a restrained, streamlined interpretation intended for younger children who may not be familiar with the song’s complicated cast of characters. Most illustrated editions of this song use a cumulative approach, resulting in concluding… View »

Cover: T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet

A Review of "T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet" in Midwest Book Review

“T is for Twin Cities: A Minneapolis/St. Paul Alphabet” is a historically based colorful alphabet book that explores famous landmarks and traditions of the Minneapolis/ St, Paul area in Minnesota. Every page features a letter related to a special Twin Cities feature, subject, or topic, with… View »

Cover: The People of Twelve Thousand Winters

A Review of "The People of Twelve Thousand Winters" in Children's Literature

Walking Turtle of the Lenni Lenape lives with his people along the Passaic River in what will one day become the state of New Jersey. He is very kind to his young cousin Little Talk who with his crooked foot depends on Walking Turtle to carry him wherever he goes. Walking Turtle’s family… View »

Cover: The Town that Fooled the British

A Review of "The Town That Fooled the British" in The Midwest Book Review

The Town That Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story" is a historic reconstruction tale from the Tales of Young Americans series, introducing the character of young Henry Middle, a fictional but realistically based hero from St. Michaels, Maryland, a town of shipbuilders. The mighty… View »

Cover: F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet

A Review of "F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet" in Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

Many people have colorful quilts on the beds in their homes, and they never really think too much about them. They do not realize that quilt designs often have a story, and that making a quilt takes many hours of painstaking work…
In this very special nonfiction picture book, Helen L. Wil View »

Cover: That's What Friends Are For

A Review of "That’s What Friends Are For" in School Library Journal

Gr 1-3–In this warmhearted beginning reader, best buddies Tugg, a lovable gorilla, and Teeny, an eager monkey, help a sad hippo find her self-esteem, a rhinoceros locate his missing horn, and avoid making their friends angry when Teeny leaves wet, violet-colored paint on the picnic-table… View »