Category: Reviews – Children’s

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Big Friends by Linda Sarah & Benji Davies

Big Friends by Linda Sarah & Benji Davies

 A beautifully written and illustrated story about the changing nature of friendships awaits readers in this imaginative new picture book, Big Friends by Linda Sarah & Benji Davies. The story follows two best friends, and what happens when a third friend joins their group. In simple words and images, Big Friends captures the tumultuous mixed […]

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Bunny Dreams by Peter McCarty

Bunny Dreams by Peter McCarty

A bedtime story filled with charming imagination, sweet illustrations, and fluffy bunnies. Move over counting sheep — the bunny dreamers are taking over. Bunny Dreams by Peter McCarty is the stuff bedtime books were meant to be: the illustrations are perfectly sweet, and the story filled with wild imagination. There’s a simple magic to these […]

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Groundhog’s Day Off by Robb Pearlman & illus. by Brett Helquist

Groundhog’s Day Off by Robb Pearlman & illus. by Brett Helquist

An important reminder about not taking people for granted, blended beautifully with that quirkiest of holidays makes for a charming and hilarious book in Groundhog’s Day Off by Robb Pearlman & illustrated by Brett Helquist. Most adults my age think of the Bill Murray move when they think of Groundhog Day — and now children […]

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Star Wars Epic Yarns by Jack and Holman Wang

Star Wars Epic Yarns by Jack and Holman Wang

Today’s Novel Novice Junior picture book review features a trilogy of board books perfect for introducing your littlest Padawans to the Star Wars galaxy just in time for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this month. We’re talking, of course, about Star Wars: Epic Yarns — board book adaptations of the […]

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Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller & Jill McElmurry

Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller & Jill McElmurry

Today’s Novel Novice Junior book review is the perfect title to share with your little ones this upcoming Thanksgiving. Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jill McElmurry tells the story of a 19th century family preparing their Thanksgiving feast, and despite the passage of centuries, shows readers that not so much has changed […]

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The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Hyewon Yum

The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Hyewon Yum

For today’s Novel Novice Junior picture book review, we have a fun new book that’s perfect for anyone who gets a little scared sometimes — especially as we get closer to Halloween! The Fun Book of Scary Stuff by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Hyewon Yum features a young boy sharing all the things he’s […]

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