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Cover: Because I'm New

Kirkus Reviews - Because I’m New


🌟 Kirkus Starred Review by Brad Sneed a Starred Review!

“The joys and difficulties of adding a baby to the family are detailed in this sweet tale.

The text unfolds from the point of view of a new baby, giving readers an inside perspective on the things a baby can’t do—like catch th View »

 
Cover: Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Kirkus Reviews - Little Dandelion Seeds the World

“The Howdeshells’ art is vibrant and engaging, taking care to include a diverse array of human racial presentations and details that establish each setting, the textured images focusing on indigenous fauna as the seeds fly. Of particular note is the lovely cover depicting a Black girl with… View »

 
Cover: Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

Publisher's Weekly - Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

“Colorfully accentuated onomatopoeia and musical notes punctuate this profile of brilliant self-taught drummer William “Chick” Webb…” ”/reviews/764">View »

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

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

Profiles a virologist who was among the first to photograph and identify the coronavirus family…
Almeida’s own family has a significant presence in this account of her career and discoveries. Slade begins with her Glasgow-born subject’s early love of science and the death of her little br View »

 
Cover: Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Kirkus Reviews - Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Growing up roaming the forests of California’s Siskiyou Mountains, the only thing Hallie Morse Daggett fears is fire…
She’s seen it devastate the forests, and it’s come terrifyingly close to her own home, and she brings food to the men of the U.S. Forest Service whenever they fight fires View »

 
Cover: Climate Change in Infographics

Booklist - Enviro-Graphics series

The books in the 21st Century Skills Library: Enviro-Graphics series…
rely on infographics to provide specific, engaging data and details about
a number of different topics related to the environment. In each book,
chapters begin with a brief introductory text before moving exclusively
in View »

 
Cover: I'm a Pterodactyl

School Library Journal - I'm a Pterodactyl

The dinosaurs speak to readers in this series, providing information in one or two sentences per page: “My horns are very useful. They are what makes me a Triceratops!” A realistic image of the creature appears on the opposite page. These are generally engaging though quite different from… View »

 
Cover: I'm a Mosasaurus

School Library Journal - I’m a Mosasaurus

The dinosaurs speak to readers in this series, providing information in one or two sentences per page: “My horns are very useful. They are what makes me a Triceratops!” A realistic image of the creature appears on the opposite page. These are generally engaging though quite different from… View »

 
Cover: I'm a Spinosaurus

School Library Journal - I'm a Spinosaurus

The dinosaurs speak to readers in this series, providing information in one or two sentences per page: “My horns are very useful. They are what makes me a Triceratops!” A realistic image of the creature appears on the opposite page. These are generally engaging though quite different from… View »

 
Cover: Evaluating Online Sources

School Library Journal - Evaluating Online Sources

This series describes how children can get the most out of digital citizenship. These titles do a nice job of addressing the collaborative possibilities of private and social networks for sharing one’s story or working together on school projects. View »