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

Book Review: Upside Down Magic: Sticks & Stones by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Tweet Nory has trouble controlling her magic. She can transform into a kitten, but she can’t hold the shape, so she ends up with the head of a goat, which makes her a koat. What she has is called upside … Continue reading

Book Review: The First Book of Ore: The Foundry’s Edge by Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz

Tweet As the daughter of one of the Foundry’s top executives, 12-year-old Phoebe Plumm lives a privileged life in her mansion at the top of the hill. Despite the gadgets and baubles that make life easier for her, she is … Continue reading

Book Review: Beatrice Bunson’s Guide to Romeo & Juliet by Paula Marantz Cohen

Tweet High school starts out rough for Beatrice Bunson. Her best friend lost a lot of weight over the summer and now hangs out with the cool kids. Life at home is chaotic as her older sister fights with her … Continue reading

Book Review: The Icing on the Cake by Deborah A. Levine and JillEllyn Riley

Tweet The girls from The Saturday Cooking Club are back with The Icing on the Cake, a new story that has them whipping up sweets in the kitchen and thinking about romance in their lives. Liza would love to see … Continue reading

Book Review: Cast Off by Eve Yohalem

Tweet To escape her abusive father, a wealthy Amsterdam merchant, Petra de Winter seeks refuge on a ship setting sail to the East Indies. She fears dire consequences when Bram Broen, the ship’s carpenter’s son, finds her. Instead, together they … Continue reading

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