Reviews

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: The Wild World of Buck Bray: The Wolves of Slough Creek

Kirkus Reviews - The Wild World of Buck Bray: The Wolves of Slough Creek

Middle schooler and television star Buck Bray is back for a third outing, this time bringing his intrepid detecting skills to Yellowstone National Park. He’s accompanied by his partner in crime prevention, Toni, the daughter of the cameraman who films the national park-related… View »

 
Cover: Badger's Perfect Garden

Kirkus Reviews - Badger's Perfect Garden

There is no drought of picture books about animal friends making a garden. The hook in this one is the message that when plans go awry, there may still be a rainbow at the end. It is spring. Badger has dozens of jars of seeds that he saved from last summer to plant the “perfect garden.” His… 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 »

 
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: 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: The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Kirkus Reviews - The First Men Who Went to the Moon

The rhymed lines are fully cumulated only once, so there is some repetition but never enough to grow monotonous…. A visually effective and a serviceable addition to the rapidly growing shelf of tributes to our space program’s high-water mark. View »