• CHILDREN'S

    GEM

    APRIL 3, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    REMARKABLE

    APRIL 12, 2012

CHILDREN'S

REMARKABLE

by Lizzie K. Foley

Foley tightly weaves the outlandish threads into a rich, unforgettable story that’s quite simply—amazing. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GREAT CAKE MYSTERY

    APRIL 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE GREAT CAKE MYSTERY

by Alexander McCall Smith & illustrated by Iain McIntosh

One case where an adaptation from an adult book is as much fun to read as the original. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WHAT LITTLE BOYS ARE MADE OF

    APRIL 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    LAUNDRY DAY

    APRIL 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

LAUNDRY DAY

by Maurie J. Manning & illustrated by Maurie J. Manning

Everything teems with movement and life—completely beguiling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BEETLE BOOK

    APRIL 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE BEETLE BOOK

by Steve Jenkins & illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Otherwise, distinguished both as natural history and work of art. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HEROES OF THE SURF

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HEROES OF THE SURF

by Elisa Carbone & illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Riveting reading, well-timed for the centennial of the Titanic’s sinking. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BOY + BOT

    APRIL 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BOY + BOT

by Ame Dyckman & illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Perhaps these closing scenes anticipate more stories to come about these friends, since, as Boy and Bot would say, it’s... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BALIN THE ILL-FATED

    APRIL 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BALIN THE ILL-FATED

by Gerald Morris & illustrated by Aaron Renier

Shame on you, Gerald Morris, for treating the Matter of Britain with insufficient solemnity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CAPTAIN AWESOME TO THE RESCUE!

    APRIL 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CAPTAIN AWESOME TO THE RESCUE!

by Stan Kirby & illustrated by George O'Connor

As Captain Awesome would say, this kid is “MI-TEE!” (Fiction. 5-8) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MARTIN ON THE MOON

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MARTIN ON THE MOON

by Martine Audet & illustrated by Luc Melanson & translated by Sarah Quinn

No classroom clichés here. Rather, creativity and inspired teaching in full bloom. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FISH HAD A WISH

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FISH HAD A WISH

by Michael Garland & illustrated by Michael Garland

From the beaver’s coat to the tiger lily’s petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CHUCK CLOSE: FACE BOOK

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CHUCK CLOSE: FACE BOOK

by Chuck Close

Art lovers of all ages will revel in this vivid, wonderfully affecting book, which is almost as ingenious and memorable as... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BALLERINA SWAN

    APRIL 15, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BALLERINA SWAN

by Allegra Kent & illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

An enchanting tale for all, especially for lovers of ballet. Read the story, play the music and applaud. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LITTLE BIRD

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

LITTLE BIRD

by Germano Zullo & illustrated by Albertine & translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

Adult explication may be needed for the textual rubric; the visually told story is enthralling all on its own. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE

by Lutricia Clifton

The pace in this debut is leisurely, but readers, like the town folk and his newfound family, will be rooting for Frankie... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HORTEN'S MIRACULOUS MECHANISMS

    APRIL 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HORTEN'S MIRACULOUS MECHANISMS

by Lissa Evans

A vastly engaging, must-read mystery infused with the perfect touch of captivating conjuration—er, magic. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WATER SINGS BLUE

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WATER SINGS BLUE

by Kate Coombs & illustrated by Meilo So

Share this admirable appreciation with a wide audience. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10) Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FROGS!

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FROGS!

by Laurence Pringle & illustrated by Meryl Henderson

Budding herpetologists will snap this one up faster than a frog can catch a fly. (author’s note, answer key, list of... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    AUNTIE YANG'S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

AUNTIE YANG'S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC

by Ginnie Lo & illustrated by Beth Lo

The pleasure of finding unexpected links between a new country and the old suffuses this autobiographical outing. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GOLDEN PRINCE

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE GOLDEN PRINCE

by Felix Arthur & illustrated by Jenny Capon

Straightforward and sweet—almost darling, but in a very good way. If only it were available in hardcover Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS!

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS!

by Kate Messner & illustrated by Brian Floca

A quick, amusing read with an easily digestible environmental message; it is a perfect match for its young intended... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WHEN DINOS DAWNED, MAMMALS GOT MUNCHED, AND PTEROSAURS TOOK FLIGHT

    APRIL 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WHEN DINOS DAWNED, MAMMALS GOT MUNCHED, AND PTEROSAURS TOOK FLIGHT

by Hannah Bonner & illustrated by Hannah Bonner

Both casual and confirmed fans will devour this delicious blend of fact and foolery with relish. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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