Search Results: "Selina Alko"


BOOK REVIEW

I’M YOUR PEANUT BUTTER BIG BROTHER by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"An unfortunate mismatch. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A biracial child wonders what his soon-to-be-born sibling will look like. Read full book review >

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B IS FOR BROOKLYN by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"It is said that one in every seven Americans has Brooklyn roots; this lively love song to Brooklyn's 2.5 million people and nearly 82 square miles is a welcome celebration of its rich ethnic, culinary, racial and religious diversity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An engaging and hip alphabetical trip through the largest and most populous of New York City's five boroughs—Kings County—better known as Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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EVERY-DAY DRESS-UP by Selina Alko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"In all, another happy antidote to the princess plague. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl's mom leads her from princess dress-up to real women in a brief tale that does not let its earnestness get in the way of the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Despite the gentle way this book unfolds, the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the next generation of young civil rights activists. (artists' note, sources) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Biography and autobiography intertwine in this account of the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY AM I ME? by Paige Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A mindful, captivating ode to wonder and a must for any story- or bedtime repertoire. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two children think about some big questions in Britt, Qualls, and Alko's quiet picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO FRIENDS by Dean Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Young readers can picture two people of action and resolve and hopefully be equally inspired. (author's note, bibliography, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
Two cups of tea for two powerful advocates for equal rights. Read full book review >

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MY SUBWAY RIDE by Paul Dubois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A happy ride around town. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A husband-and-wife team faithfully conveys the vitality of New York City and its subway system—100 years old this year—in this lyrical offering. Read full book review >

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SELINA AND THE BEAR PAW QUILT by Barbara Smucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Still, Selena's sorrow over leaving her home and grandmother will be plain to all. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The dilemma of a Mennonite family during America's Civil War is the subject of this charmingly designed book, which features quilted borders and intricate cloth patterns in the illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Specific enough to hold interest, yet universal enough to appeal to those from almost all walks of life, this is the perfect springboard for family reminiscences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Told in an irrepressible toddler's voice, this is stream of consciousness at its best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM PIG'S EVERYTHING FUN BOOK by Selina Young
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Young is right on target with her choice of topics for this audience; the book lives up to its title by providing fun for every child's every mood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Winsome illustrations of Adam Pig and his extended family will make devoted fans of this amusing work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"A powerful, revealing and authoritative depiction of one the 20th century's most notorious literary figures."
Monumentally engaging account of W. Somerset Maugham's fiercely protected personal life (1874-1965). Read full book review >