Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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January 29, 2023
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Kids Fiction
No words needed.

I WISH tells the story of a girl's imagination of all the possibilities a gift can hold. The author tells this magical tale without words. The wrapping takes shape of whatever the girl wishes for and it's all kinds of things. From a dinosaur to shoes, the girl thinks of...

January 29, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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5.0
Stunning Illustrations.

While one season is active, the other three are asleep and awaiting their turn to play and change the world. They dream of their time while cuddled into the previous season. It starts with spring and ends with winter, as expected. A DREAM FOR EVERY...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Perfect for Animal Fans

Many animals live in tree holes, from raccoons to frogs to birds. Large and small, they all seek shelter from the environment or predators. Some need small holes while others need larger ones. Some sleep during the day while others seek refuge at night. The holes in the trees can...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Importance of the Written Language

When one story names himself as the One and Only, he eats up all the other stories until he's the only one left in existence. As he goes through his day, the stories within him blur together into darkness until one speaks up. It asks about different languages and stories...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Powerful Story of Getting Back Up

One day, a man finds himself unable to walk, yet three people insist on getting him back on his feet. They start with a walker, before moving to a wheelchair, then finally a walking stick. The man forms a special bond with his walking stick because it's what helped him...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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5.0
Thought-Provoking story about war and space

When a father grows tired of the fighting on Earth, he takes his two children on an adventure into space. He teaches them how far away the planets are based on if you were driving 37 miles per hour each time. While teaching them the years, he goes back in...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
Family and Puzzles!

When a family gets a random jigsaw in the mail, they aren't sure who sent it but are more than excited to complete it. They take their time to make sure each piece is where it belongs. It isn't until they reach the end that they discover the worst thing...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
Inspiring Christmas Story

Jingle is too young to perform in the circus, so he's tasked with taking care of the baby animals. Every year, the circus puts on a show for Christmas Eve. However, the village can't afford it this year and Jingle sees how sad it makes everyone. He takes it upon...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
An Inspiring and Lyrical Tale

When a little girl is assigned the task to create a family tree, she has trouble tracing back her roots so seeks help from her grandmother. Grandma is more than happy to tell the story of how her ancestors came to this land. While it's a story full of hardships,...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Love is more than words.

When Mariana is taken to meet her extended family, she is overwhelmed by the amount of people in one house. Not only that, but she can't always understand what they're saying because her Spanish is a bit broken. She's intimidated by the predicament she finds herself in, but her grandmother...

January 28, 2023 (Updated: January 28, 2023)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Perfect for Emily Windsnap and Mermaid Fans!

Shona loves to sing and it's a secret talent that she possesses. The only problem is that she's terrified to sing in front of others because she fears they'll make fun of her. When her school posts information about a talent show, Shona wants to win the prize which is...

January 28, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Cute and Quaint Holiday

THE MAGIC OF A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS highlights how cute and quaint small towns are and how close all of the people are to one another. During the holidays, this family feeling makes Christmas even more special and enchanting because it brings everyone together to share their stories and favorite...

December 26, 2022
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3.0
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3.0
Characters
 
3.0
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3.0
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3.0
Kids Fiction
Cute Story About A Family Adopting A Dog

When a family adopts a dog from a shelter, they name him Hen and want to give him the best life possible. The boy even uses the rest of his money to buy the dog a toy, but is upset when he chews it up. The boy wishes he could...

December 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Underdog Rising

When Don is born, the zoo staff are over the moon because he's the first Tapir to be born there in thirty years. The only problem is that his mother rejects him, so the human staff have to raise him. They even milk Don's mom to make sure he gets...

December 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
One Powerful Woman

In 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman in history to serve in the Congress and this book highlights her story. Even at a young age, Alexandria knew she was meant for more and was never afraid to break stereotypes, as long as she was making the world a better...

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