Children - Picture Books

The Dance of the Violin by Kathy Stinson - Book Review

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781554519002
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Published: Annick Press - March 14th, 2017

Based on the story of Joshua Bell this artistic book is for music lovers of all ages. A great lesson about making mistakes and trying, plus just a nice story about a young man and his love of music. The afterwards about Bell is a nice touch. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Mabel and Sam at Home by Linda Urban - Book Review

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By Linda Urban, Hadley Hooper (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452139968
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 5th, 2018

A superb read-aloud for smart pre-schoolers and other youngsters. These captivating siblings know how to occupy themselves on moving day. They have three imagination-filled adventures--at sea, at the museum and in outer space. Brimful of humor, great vocab words, and wonderful illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


In a Small Kingdom by Tomie dePaola - Book Review

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By Tomie dePaola, Doug Salati (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481498005
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

The old king has died and he names his youngest son heir. The child’s older half-brother is jealous and sets off to stop his brother from being strong enough to rule by destroying the cloak that is said to have given strength to the old king. However, with love and the kingdoms help, the new king will have his own special way of being a good ruler. Fantastic illustrations by Doug Salati. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Holes in the Sky by Patricia Polacco - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524739485
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

With Polacco’s newest book we see a little more about a character from other books. One of them is Miss Eula. After moving to California, Trisha meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula. And with Miss Eula’s help, Trisha learns that the love of her own beloved grandmother is not gone. And Miss Eula also shows the neighborhood how to be not just neighbors, but be family as well. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Khalida and the Most Beautiful Song by Amanda Moeckel - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781624145797
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Published: Page Street Kids - September 18th, 2018

Moeckel shows Khalida’s frustration with being unable to capture the music she is hearing as it is never the “right time.” However, she also shows Khalida never giving up. She keeps trying to capture that song no matter what. Moeckel’s illustrations are rich watercolors and captures the music physically on the page. A lovely book for lovers of music, art and children who like good books. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781534400597
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - April 3rd, 2018

Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn show a family who happen to be Muslim. They show how we are all the same within our differences. (What child does not play dress up? What child does not at least know someone with a sibling?) Thompkins-Bigelow’s text is straight forward and told in a typical child’s voice. The only thing shown is a welcoming, loving family and the extended community that is another type of family. The amazingly bright illustrations of Ebony Glenn capture the different brilliant rainbow of colors that the mother has for her khimars. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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