Book Review: Spud by Jon van de Ruit

Tweet Young John Milton (aka Spud) lives with his family in South Africa during the days before apartheid ends. He’s landed a scholarship to a prestigious boy’s boarding school and takes up residence in a house with a group of … Continue reading

Book Review: Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Tweet When Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband Dale built their 480 sq. ft. home on a lake in the Ozarks, they had no idea they would end up living in it full time, or that they would be at the … Continue reading

Book Review: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, Illustrated by Eda Kaban

Tweet Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is a wonderful play on words for a familiar song that most children know. It starts out as expected: “Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.” … Continue reading

Book Review: She Stood for Freedom by Loki Mulholland

Tweet In the late 1950s and early 60s, Joan Trumpauer was a teenager living in Virginia. The times were turbulent in the South, as court decisions went against the “separate but equal” mindset of race relations, and schools and other … Continue reading

Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty

Tweet Serafina has barely had time to recover from defeating the man in the black cloak when she faces another threat to the peace of her beloved Biltmore Estate. She notices that animals are fleeing the woods and hills around … Continue reading

Book Review: Cozy Classics by Jack and Holman Wang

Tweet How can board books even come close to teaching children about classic books like Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations and Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice? The answer is they don’t, but that’s not the point of the Cozy Classics series, … Continue reading

Book Review: This Is Not a Picture Book by Sergio Ruzzier

Tweet Some children resist learning to read because looking at picture books is a lot more fun than written-word-only pages, which can intimidate them. This is Not a Picture Book by Sergio Ruzzier is made especially for children as they … Continue reading

Book Review: Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle

Tweet Flora finds two new friends she wants to dance with, peacocks who love to show their beautiful tails. But when she spreads out her fan and steps towards them, one responds, and the other grows jealous. Then the jealous … Continue reading

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