Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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June 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Natural Disasters and Friendship

After suffering through a major hurricane, Clara finds herself in the United States while her dad is helping rebuild her home in Puerto Rico. During class one day, Clara suggests the idea to do a project on natural disasters to make others aware of how much of an impact they...

June 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Inspiring Story About A Horse Whose Age Doesn't Show

Harry de Leyer pulls up to a horse sale with all intentions to buy a horse, but he's a bit too late. All the good horses are gone and the only one left is an older one heading to the slaughterhouse. Not wanting to let it follow that path, Harry...

June 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
History of Roses and War

Francis Meilland grew up planting roses and his love for their beauty only magnified as he became an adult. He loved them so much that he wanted to make them better so he crossbred species. But war spawned at his doorstep, and he and his family were forced to replace...

June 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Unique Facts About Cats

ATLAS OF CATS teaches just about anything children want to know about the different cat breeds. It goes into detail about the temperament, the appearance, and some fun facts about each one. Next to the name of each breed is a rating scale on intelligence, stubbornness, their personality type, wanderlust,...

June 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Role Reversal

Junior and his sister Lulu want to go to Human Town, but their mom warns them it isn't as fun as it used to be. Determined to go, they sway their parents into taking a trip there, but the two young elephants don't expect what they find. Among the tour...

June 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Beautiful Illustrations

When the world is new and all the animals lack color, a painter pulls out her paintbrush and palette to liven things up. She starts with the small critters and works her way through the animals. As the nightingale steps up, the painter realizes she has nothing left except a...

June 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Dogs Love to Dance too!

Dotty the dachshund loves to dance and has a natural talent for it. But when it comes to ordinary commands, like sit and stay, she can't help but ballet her way into position. However, Mrs. Austere views her dancing as disobedience and the inability to follow instructions. She decides to...

June 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Raising Awareness for Environmental Issues

A sea turtle swims through the ocean, doing his normal thing, when the unexpected happens. Something gets stuck in his nose while he's searching for food. He sneezes and coughs on it for weeks, but it doesn't come out. Not only is breathing made more difficult, but so is eating....

June 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Even Superheroes Have Fear

Maisie wants nothing more than to be a superhero because they never get scared. To her, this is the coolest thing because she's afraid of a lot of things. But her mom and dad explain that even her favorite superheroes are scared of something. Burpnado freaks out at the sight...

June 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Teaches Children How to De-Stress

When Alma feels scared because of a thunderstorm, her mommy teaches her that the best way to calm your fear is to imagine something beautiful that's probably happening right now. So she instructs her daughter to think of a mama and baby giraffe somewhere in the wild. This creates a...

June 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
African Folktale

After the Civil War, former slaves are still living a hard life and struggling to get back on their feet. Including a small town in Georgia. At least they are until Rootilla Redgums and her grandson, Julius Jefferson, move in. Rootilla has a lot of knowledge to share with the...

June 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Physics Made Fun for Children

I’M A NEUTRINO teaches children about the tiny particles in the universe that children don’t realize exist. Before going into detail about them, the author gives the reader a background of what makes up matter and electrons and protons. This is a great introduction to physics for young readers. ...

June 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Cute Bedtime Story

MY NAP, MI SIESTA is a board book featuring all of the places and ways someone can nap. It teaches Spanish with the English part first followed by Spanish. For example, "With my friends. Con mis amigos." The words are simple enough for early readers to retain and start their...

June 09, 2022 (Updated: June 09, 2022)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
K-Drama for the LGBTQ Community

Hana loves k-dramas so starring in her own drama should be no big deal. But when they receive bad ratings, she agrees to fake date her co-star Bryan. It's something she can handle without a problem, until her producers decide to throw in more tension with a love triangle. ...

June 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
3.0
Kids Fiction
Funny and A Bit Weird

Plunger is sick of cleaning toilets and wants to celebrate something beautiful instead. Something like flowers that both smell and look nice. So, plunger gets the brilliant idea to become a vase, but vacuum is completely against it. Vacuum claims that you can't be something you weren't made to be....

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