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My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero - Book Review

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By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Based on Quintero’s own experiences as a child with her father, the author brings together the past (the races they had on what is now the main street), present (the dog chasing them, and their favorite shaved ice place closed) and future (a cart that sells shaved ice). The sense of family and community is loudly and boldly presented with great illustrations by Zeke Pena and Quintero’s text. The colors of the neighborhood, the blurs of what you see on the back of a motorcycle, and the fun details come to life. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o - Book Review

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By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 2019

Lupita Nyong’o has created a picture book that deals with the issue of loving yourself. Growing up darker than her family, Nyong’o always wanted to change her looks; wanted to be lighter, like her own family and like her character, Sulwe. And while the two took different journeys, the ending is the same. They both came to love who they were: inside and out. Warm and outrageously gorgeous colors, Harrison paints a picture of a young girl who would do anything to be different, but eventually learns to live up to her name, the star. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett - Book Review

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By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown is that Barnett created a book that that must experienced. It will bring strong emotions to the forefront. It is illogical in its logic. This is not a biography, though it is. It does not take you from point A to point B smoothly. It is one long, unique poem. It talks about how good books are not always for everyone. And that they are not always about things that some people “think books should be about” and especially not books “for children.” Dare I say this book is a book of philosophy? Dare I say that it is a straight forward story about things, people, places, a person, events and so much more, but you will wonder about everything due to the twists, turns and sidebars taken. And Jacoby’s illustrations play with color and form just like Barnett does with the text making the two the perfect combination. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763694647
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Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2019

Another wonderful character brought to life by Kate DiCamillo. Beverly embarks on an adventure in search of a new life after her dog dies-finding more than she knew she was looking for. Fast paced, touching, and humorous, readers will jump right in with Beverly. ~ Reviewed by Jessie DeGarmo


Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062907721
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

If you watched the news during June and July 2018 you know much of Titan and his Wild Boar teammates story. Twelve boys and their coach were trapped in a cave for 18 days. However, Hood and Sornhiran’s story is more centered around the feelings and the boys themselves. You also see the divers of the rescue teams, other people behind the scenes and have a more personal relationship with the story. The afterwards give you many of the facts that you would have seen on television and read about but bring them together in one place to tie everything together. Phumiruk’s illustrations bring the story alive. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Guts by Raina Telgemeier - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
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Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

Raina is back and this time she is sick. But the thing is? She is as healthy as a horse! Nobody can tell why her stomach wants to rebel at the slightest issue. But then again, they do not seem slight to her! This time around we experience Raina's journey through some bad stomach issues as she travels the roads of worries, food, friends, school and family. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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