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Sarah Everett wrestles with an outsized and ambitious bit of plotting, all the while keeping her cards close to her chest. Here’s some advice: Hand this to kids that like their books with a bit of a twist. And do NOT skip to the ending and read that first.
A perfect melding of superhero tropes and topical contemporary issues. It’s a tricky balance, but by gum Derrick Barnes pulls it off in the end.
A marvelous example of bringing the old and the new together to create something that contains the best of both worlds. A beautiful potential future for folktales worldwide.
This is for the kid who likes their humor to be complicated, their writing to be scintillating, and to never, ever, know what an author is going to do next.
With care and invention, Erika Meza tells a migrant story that is both literal and figurative, realistic and metaphorical, and does so with honesty and more than a bit of cleverness.
Children will come to this book for the sparkles. Grown-ups? Come to this book to find out how to make the best nonfiction for kids possible. Let this book be your guide.
omorrow (April 15th) marks the anniversary of the first that ripped through Notre Dame four years ago. Today, we're looking at a picture book that highlights one of its success stories.
Though you may not be the biggest fan of books populated by furry woodland creatures, read The Eyes and the Impossible and you will find a thoroughly well-written, occasionally touching, funny, strange little book that sticks both its landing and in your memory. It might even turn you around on the whole animal fiction thing.
Today I ask you to consider Bear and Bird and all their myriad adventures from the small to the slightly less small but always cozy. Raw charm on the page.
It's that time again! Want to know what has a chance at winning the Newbery and Caldecott in January 2024? Let this early list be your guide on what to read in the future.