Category: Reviews – Children’s

Rain by Sam Usher

Rain by Sam Usher

As an Oregonian, I like to think I know a thing or two about rain. Especially after one of the worst — and wettest — winters on record! And though this rainier-than-usual winter has left me really craving sunshine, the beautiful new picture book Rain by Sam Usher reminded me of its beauty and its […]

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Tiny Overlord Reviews: 5 New Board Books

Tiny Overlord Reviews: 5 New Board Books

Have you met my niece? Jocelynn – Jocie, for short. We also call her the Tiny Overlord. She’s adorable and hilarious, and she loves books. Loves them. This auntie couldn’t be prouder. So Jocie and her mom and I were all thrilled when Simon & Schuster recently sent me a box of five new board […]

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Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illus. by Yuyi Morales

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illus. by Yuyi Morales

Questions of identity, culture, and heritage are brilliantly answered in Thunder Boy Jr., a beautifully written and illustrated new picture book from acclaimed author Sherman Alexie and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean […]

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