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BIG PAPA AND THE TIME MACHINE Written by Daniel Bernstrom Illustrated by Shane W. Evans Harper 1/14/2020 978-0-06-246331-9 32 ages Age 4—8 Genre: Children's Picture Book, Fiction Themes: African-American History, Generational Love & Sharing Synopsis We took Big Papa's time machine to a long time ago. We took it to when Big Papa … [...]
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
THE MOON IS FOLLOWING ME Written and Illustrated by JQ Sirls Fantoria Publishing & Entertainment 4/21/2019 978-0-578-57888-0 40 Pages Age 4—8 Genre: Children's Picture Book, Fiction Themes: Superheroes, Moon, Imaginative Problem Solving (loads slowly) Synopsis A little boy humorously attempts to convince his family that the moon is following him every night. Known to be … [...]
Sat, Jan 18, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Prince Dustin and Clara Secrets of the Black Forest, Book 2 Written by Daniel Lee Nicholson Illustrated by Luke Ahearn Fossil Mountain Publishing 8/29/2019 978-0-9986191-3-2 269 pages Age 8—12 Genre: Middle Grade Book, Fantasy Themes: Adaptation, The Nutcracker . Synopsis Time is running out! Prince Dustin and Clara only have three days to … [...]
Tue, Jan 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
EVERYBODY'S BABY Written and Illustrated by Karissa Bettendorf Handersen Publishing 11/2/2019 978-1-947854-96-3 18 Pages Age 0—4 . DEBUT AUTHOR–ILLUSTRATOR Genre: Children's Picture Book, Fiction Themes: New Baby, Lullaby, Animals, Welcoming Synopsis A new baby is excited to be a part of a new community but finds comfort at … [...]
Sun, Jan 12, 2020, Continue reading at the source
SO YOU WANT A PUPPY? Written by Raven Howell Illustrated by Ann Pilicer Publisher 11/21/2019 978-1-947854-58-1 32 Pages Age 3—8 Genre: Children's Picture Book, Fiction Themes: Raising Puppy, Rhyme, Synopsis Getting a new puppy can be lot of fun, but it's also a lot of work. Especially when your dad brings home … [...]
Thu, Jan 09, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The Simple Art of Flying By Cory Leonardo 384 pages – ages 9+ Published by Aladdin on February 12, 2019 Synopsis- Alastair knew he would always have his sister Aggie. No matter what happened in their African grey parrot-lives, he knew they would always be together. Until the day a medically-fascinated boy adopts Aggie…and a lonely socialite adopts Alastair. Everything changes and there absolutely can't be anything good to come out of it. Not a chance. Finding solace in poetry, Alastair spends his time scheming ways to reunite with Aggie and fly off to parrot paradise. Never mind flying is a little tricky when you start pulling feathers out. A bird can't even get off the ground, let alone to his sister's new home. There is one thing that Alastair refuses to consider: maybe, just maybe, they may have already found their own kind of parrot paradise. What I Thought- This was one of those bittersweet books to read. The story is both sad and happy, reflecting the tendencies of life – nothing is permanent, but we can always make the best of what we do have. One of the things that I did love about the story was that when the parrots get adopted, [...]
Mon, Jul 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source

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