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Meet Miss Fancy by Irene Latham - Book Review

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By Irene Latham, John Holyfield (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399546686
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

An amazing fictional story about the real elephant, Miss Fancy. Latham brings to life the story of an elephant and a young boy with the wish of one day being near a real elephant. The illustrations of Holyfield not only bring to life the history of the time in fun, sweet, colorful, and realistic images, but brings to life the text as well. Afterwards by the author and illustrator. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World by Brenda Peterson - Book Review

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By Brenda Peterson, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250110695
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 18th, 2018

How old is your Granny? Peterson created a sweet book about the orca whales and one called Granny who probably was born before the Titanic sank. We see their journey, the dangers they face and about the humans who listen to the whales, view them, research them, and try and figure out the facts Fantastic illustrations by Minor. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander - Book Review

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By Kwame Alexander, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062307811
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Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

The entire book is a piece of art. How to Read a Book might be more sophisticated than the traditional picture book crowd, but everyone will find something in it. Sometimes Melissa Sweet’s illustrations compliment the text and sometimes the text is the illustration. They bleed into each other effortlessly. There is a lot of emotion going on in the limited pages. The poem is abstract, realistic and something else all mixed into one. The afterwards about the journey Alexander took to get this p0em published is a fun extra detail to the poem itself. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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 15th, 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


You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk - Book Review

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By Evan Turk, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534432826
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

An amazing picture book that boarders on an art book capturing the feelings, places, colors, animals and people of the national parks of the United States. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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