Reviews

School Library Journal - Red Velvet Cape

Readers will feel Mateo’s excitement as well as his disappointment when he thinks he’s not going to get what he imagined. The watercolor-and-ink illustrations are lively and cartoonish and the inclusion of a gender-neutral restroom and school posters in both English and Spanish are a nice…

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School Library Journal - Bully

Life is pretty good for a bullfrog named Bully. He lives in a beautiful pond that is filled with fragrant water lilies. Some of the insects living in the pond find the taste of the flowers simply delicious and others enjoy their magnificent scent. Unfortunately, Bully wants the lilies all…

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Kirkus Review - Mother Ghost

This collection of shivery Mother Goose rhymes is sure to put kids in the Halloween spirit. Opening with a spin on “Boys and Girls, Come out to Play,” Kolar sets kids up for the 12 to come: “Come with a whoop and come with a call; / Come with brave hearts or not at all.” All the favorites…

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School Library Connection - The Princess and the Cafe of the Moat

Doesn’t everyone want to be kind and helpful to others? The princess in this new fairy tale sure does! Everyone at the castle is always so busy that she feels left out, so she goes on mission to find a way to be useful. After a day of helping an old man, babysitting children, and bandaging…

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Booklist - Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt throws a Picnic

Eleanor Roosevelt was known for lots of things, but her love of hot dogs probably isn’t one of them. This book remedies that by taking a little-known incident from history and turning it into a delightful picture book. When King George and Queen Elizabeth decided to visit the U.S.—the first…

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School Library Connection - Mexican Heritage

Grades 2-4 This series is an excellent introduction to the culture, language, food, and holidays of each featured country. While not covering the topics in-depth, titles presents a variety of cultural aspects that students would want to explore. Sentences and paragraphs are appropriate for…

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School Library Connection - Chinese Heritage

Grades 2-4 This series is an excellent introduction to the culture, language, food, and holidays of each featured country. While not covering the topics in-depth, titles presents a variety of cultural aspects that students would want to explore. Sentences and paragraphs are appropriate for…

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School Library Connection - Indian Heritage

Grades 2-4 This series is an excellent introduction to the culture, language, food, and holidays of each featured country. While not covering the topics in-depth, titles presents a variety of cultural aspects that students would want to explore. Sentences and paragraphs are appropriate for…

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School Library Connection - Filipino Heritage

Grades 2-4 This series is an excellent introduction to the culture, language, food, and holidays of each featured country. While not covering the topics in-depth, titles presents a variety of cultural aspects that students would want to explore. Sentences and paragraphs are appropriate for…

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