Reviews

Cover: Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt!

The San Francisco Book Review - Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt

“Robin Newman has written a laugh-out-loud story that little ones will want to hear over and over. It is funny, sweet, and hopeful. The illustrations by Susan Batori are so much fun and filled with details that will keep little eyes on the pages. This is a real winner. Don’t miss it.” View →

 
Cover: Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

The San Francisco Book Review - Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

“Gloria Whelan has written an interesting text that will give youngsters a good introduction to the CCC and all the wonderful work they did. Back matter supports the story. Kirby Fagan has filled the pages with lush illustrations in saturated woodsy colors with lots of excellent details to… View →

 
Cover: Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

Publishers Weekly - Summer of the Tree Army: A Civilian Conservation Corps Story

A nostalgic storybook feel permeates this meandering historical narrative, which follows white Charlie Brightelot, nine, of northern Michigan, and his summer encounters with the Civilian Conservation Corps, who move into nearby woodland barracks during the Great Depression. Charlie’s… View →

 
Cover: Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn!

Midwest Book Reviews - Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn

“A fun rhyme leads young picture book readers through the snack and its evolutionary process, adhering to STEM educational requirements as it moves through science and nature and adds hands-on activities kids can learn from.” View →

 
Cover: 2020 Black Lives Matter Marches

Booklist - 2020 Black Lives Matter Marches

This volume, the first of six in the Protest! March for Change series, places readers into one of the many Black Lives Matter (BLM) crowds that took to the streets in summer 2020, following the murder of George Floyd. Markovics sets the scene with examples of chants and protest signs, her… View →

 
Cover: What Is White Privilege?

Booklist - What is White Privilege?

This installment in the Racial Justice in America series offers accessible details on what white privilege is (“White people have more access to power and resources”) and isn’t (“White privilege does not mean that White people have never worked hard”), its consequences, how to avoid it, and… View →

 
Cover: Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Midwest Book Reviews - Little Dandelion Seeds the World

“Beautifully illustrated … Children ages 5-8 will thoroughly enjoy learning how this crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide.” View →

 
Cover: The Lady of the Library

Midwest Book Reviews - The Lady of the Library

“This saga is based on the true story of the “haunted” Willard Public Library in Evansville, Indiana, but provides a broader perspective on books, literary, and urban preservation than young readers might anticipate from its ghostly foundations.” View →

 
Cover: June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

Midwest Book Reviews - June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

The collaborative work of author/storyteller Suzanne Slade and artist/illustrator Elisa Paganelli, “June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus” is an extraordinary and timely picture book biography of an outstanding woman whose life and career are… View →

 
Cover: Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt!

Midwest Book Reviews - Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt

“Can “featherbutt” and “fuzzybutt” overcome this great obstacle to return to being friends? A fun story of adversity and problem-solving evolves.” View →