• CHILDREN'S

    SONYA'S CHICKENS

    AUG. 11, 2015

CHILDREN'S

SONYA'S CHICKENS

by Phoebe Wahl ; illustrated by Phoebe Wahl

A reassuring story about death in the natural world, thoughtfully designed and illustrated. Full review >

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    IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA

    MAY 18, 2015

CHILDREN'S

IN A VILLAGE BY THE SEA

by Muon Van ; illustrated by April Chu

The illustrations, with strong references to Chinese pen-and-ink landscapes and Japanese woodblock prints of the sea, will... Full review >

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    SONA AND THE WEDDING GAME

    APRIL 1, 2015

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    ON THE BALL

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

ON THE BALL

by Brian Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney

An inspired, exhilarating portrait of the transforming power of imagination, with special appeal for aspiring soccer stars. Full review >

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    LIZARD FROM THE PARK

    SEPT. 8, 2015

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LIZARD FROM THE PARK

by Mark Pett ; illustrated by Mark Pett

As independent as Max and Ruby, as creative as purple-crayon–wielding Harold, and as dedicated a friend as Charlotte’s... Full review >

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    LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

    JAN. 8, 2015

CHILDREN'S

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

by Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Christian Robinson

This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force. Full review >

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    THE ONLY CHILD

    DEC. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE ONLY CHILD

by Guojing ; illustrated by Guojing

Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DOUBLE HAPPINESS

    AUG. 4, 2015

CHILDREN'S

DOUBLE HAPPINESS

by Nancy Tupper Ling ; illustrated by Alina Chau

A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOOK ITCH

    NOV. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE BOOK ITCH

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

From the author’s heart to America’s readers: a tribute to a man who believed in and lived black pride. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    I'M NEW HERE

    AUG. 4, 2015

CHILDREN'S

I'M NEW HERE

by Anne Sibley O'Brien ; illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Whether readers are new themselves or meeting those who are new, there are lessons to be learned here about perseverance,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MAMA'S NIGHTINGALE

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

MAMA'S NIGHTINGALE

by Edwidge Danticat ; illustrated by Leslie Staub

A must-read both for children who live this life of forced separation and those who don’t. (Picture book. 5-8) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE NEW SMALL PERSON

    FEB. 10, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE NEW SMALL PERSON

by Lauren Child ; illustrated by Lauren Child

How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TWO WHITE RABBITS

    OCT. 13, 2015

CHILDREN'S

TWO WHITE RABBITS

by Jairo Buitrago ; illustrated by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado

In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA

    JUNE 16, 2015

CHILDREN'S

ONE WORD FROM SOPHIA

by Jim Averbeck ; illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail

A must-read—for pet lovers and even for those not yet convinced. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ANNA HIBISCUS!

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ANNA HIBISCUS!

by Atinuke ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia

A double pleasure for old friends and new readers alike. Full review >

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