Cover: The Skydiving Beavers

Kirkus Reviews - The Skydiving Beavers

An Idaho game warden invents an ingenious solution for a growing town’s wildlife problem in this tale set in 1948 Idaho.Characterized as “a lovely place” and so portrayed in van Frankenhuyzen’s golden meadows and hilly vistas, the town of McCall would be idyllic—except that humans “muscling… ”/reviews/297">View »

Cover: Willow and the Wedding

Foreword Reviews Willow and the Wedding

Willow and the Wedding encourages self-expression, positive thinking, and pursuing whatever makes you happy…
Willow’s zest for life and love for her family takes center stage in denise Brennan-Nelson’s Willow and the Wedding, the story of how one barefoot flower girl’s thoughtfulness and c View »

Cover: Out of School and Into Nature

Booklist - Out of School and Into Nature

In this picture-book biography, the life of naturalist, artist, and education reformer Anna Comstock is told with easy-to-follow facts, Comstock’s own words, and charming illustrations. Comstock was born in 1854, and instead of taking the traditional route for women at the time, she went to… View »

Cover: Little Red Rolls Away

Kirkus Reviews - Little Red Rolls Away

Little Red, a small barn, is moved from his home, much to his distress.Red wakes up one morning to find that his friends Bossy Cow, Piglet, and Rooster are missing. It gets worse. Machines rumble in, hoist up Red, and haul him away, first on a flatbed truck and then on a barge. As Red moves… View »

Cover: A Book of Bridges: Here To There and Me To You

Kirkus Reviews - Here to There and Me to You

Bridges are great metaphors, but they are pretty cool in their own right. Keely selects nine bridges to illustrate different types of construction in different parts of the world, plus a few that give the word “bridge” a deeper meaning. Krampien draws each with a nice eye for detail… View »

Cover: Out of School and Into Nature

Starred Kirkus Reviews - Out of School and Into Nature

Slade and Lanan bring the biography of scientist Anna Comstock to young readers. A true story about an early champion of nature education, this beautifully illustrated watercolor picture book introduces young readers to Anna Botsford Comstock, a white woman born in 1854. At a time when… View »

Cover: A Book of Bridges: Here To There and Me To You

Publisher's Weekly - Here to There and Me to You

Keely makes her children’s book debut with a contemplative exploration of bridges, citing real-life examples, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Peru’s Puente de Piedra, and more metaphorical ones, including the arches created by backbends and rainbows. The straightforward central narrative… View »

Cover: PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year

Kirkus Reviews - PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year

PoPo helps her granddaughter learn Chinese New Year traditions in this intergenerational celebration of family and culture. When PoPo arrives from China, preparations for Chinese New Year, a holiday that’s like “Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day all bundled together,” begin… View »

Cover: Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow

Publishers Weekly - Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow

Winter, winter, cold and snow;/ Chickadee, Chickadee, who do you know?” Using variations on this refrain, Palermo constructs a chain of animal interactions in a wintertime forest. Each animal responds to the question by describing another creature (“I know Bear, asleep in her den;/ she… View »

Cover: Books Do Not Have Wings

Booklist - Books Do Not Have Wings

In the immortal words of Oscar Hammerstein, “A bell is no bell ’til you ring it,” and in this picture book, Barnes and Coelho make a similar case: a book is just a book until it’s opened. Each page is filled with fantastic illusions and meticulously detailed illustrations that demonstrate… View »