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July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Idyllic trip to the country

In this oversized (9.25 x 12.75 inches) wordless picture book, we see a young boy and his parents leave the city, drive through the country, and arrive at his grandparents' house in the country. While there, he and his dog spend a lot of time outside, observing the different types...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
A Springtime Walk

A boy and his grandfather venture out into the early spring to look for a moose near their house in Canada. They tap on ice, and the grandfather tells the boy that all animals need water, so they can follow that. The see moose scat, and the grandfather uses a...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Informative Illustrated Poem

Yes We Will is a picture book celebrating a number of figures of Asian heritage. In addition to individuals, there are brief description of some historic events pertaining to this population, like the Transcontinental Railroad built largely by Chinese American immigrants, and the Chinese Exclusion Act and other discriminatory laws...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
It's not a bird, it's SUPER CAT!

Spinach is a kitten waiting patiently in the shelter to be adopted, but when other animals get blue cards and soon find families, she is worried that her blue card will mean she won't leave the shelter soon. In fact, it means that she needs to have a medical procedure...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Meows and Oinks All Around

When a tiny pig, Emmett, bounces off a truck, he doesn't know what to do. He asks a bee for help, but is eventually found by a giant human who takes him to a rescue. There, he finds toys, a bowl of food, and a cozy bed. In that bed...

July 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
What happened before WWII

There have been a number of books about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Fictional titles include Denenberg's The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 Mirror Lake Internment Camp (1999), Garrigue's The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito (1985), Houston's Farewell to Manazar (1974), Kadohata's Weedflower (2006),...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Understanding Cultural Differences

Gigi is excited that her mother's father, whom she calls Ojiji, will be coming from Japan to live with her, her mother, and her blond haired father. She draws a big welcome picture for him to hang in his room and makes lots of plans for activities the two can...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Make Your Own Luck

There's excitement on the farm when Bo's humans, including young Imani and Wyatt, pain the chicken coop. It needs freshening up, and red paint with crisp white trim will make it look much better. However, Bo sees a squirrel, gives chase, and ends up knocking over and then treading through...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Instructive look at training a rescue dog

Rosa's mother Lisette has agreed to let the family adopt a dog as long as Rosa takes care of the pet and doesn't let her science grades suffer. Older brother Raymond helps a little, but he has other interests. After picking out Moose from Danny and Ron's Rescue, Rosa begins...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Dealing with Difficult Emotions

When a little girl's dog, Pumpkin, dies, she is consumed with grief. She compares the grief to feeling like an octopus is squeezing her, a black cloud is hanging over her head, and she has soap in her eyes. She talks to her parents, who assure her that these feelings...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.8
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Parents Were Children, Too

A boy has heard many stories from his mother about what the town in which she grew up was like. While the country is not specifically stated, the author is from South Korea, and the illustrations show the scenes the mother describes set in a bucolic neighborhood with lots of...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Sportsmanship can never start too young

Jackson Moore's family are known for being great hockey players. His grandfather has taught him how to play, and takes him to get skates. Jackson's new coach is sure that he will be another great player, but Jackson does not feel confident in his abilities. He goes out on the...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Fun Twist on Reduce-Reuse-Recycle

Jake's mother is an artist who can't say no to discarded items that she finds in their neighborhood. She will pick up things from the dumpster, from alongside the road, or even out in fields where they travel. She always says "We must have this!" This doesn't make some of...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Memories through Favorite Foods

An loves to spend time with her grandparents, but it has been an increasingly sad experience since Bà has been struggling with memory issues. She and An Ông, An's grandfather, were exceptionally close, so he and An decide to grow gấc fruit in order to make Bà's favorite dish,...

July 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Perfect Read for Time Capsule Activity

A child, whose medium brown hands are shown in the illustrations, decides to make a time capsule. In a glass jar, she puts the date from the newspaper, and a variety of objects that are important to her, like a tooth, a set of dice, an acorn, a plastic toy...

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