Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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August 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Creepy with a touch of LGBT

When her grandfather passes away, Helen has to return to Harrow (her childhood home) with her mother and brother and meet the family that her mother has been trying to keep her out of. Here, they find out that her grandfather has left Helen the estate along with a hefty...

August 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Passing On the Classics

Almost everyone knows the story of The Turtle and the Hare as we're taught that being fast doesn't automatically win you the race. Well, this book features a collection of that one and other popular fables from Aesop for children to learn some valuable life lessons. The author also addresses...

August 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Cute Friendship Between Unlikely Animals

Mouse, Elephant, and Giraffe love to play together and their mutual interests make them great friends. They always have so much fun and like the way things are. But when they meet Lion, they think he's sad because he's alone. Feeling sorry for him, the three friends ask him to...

August 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Cute and Silly Story

A group of animals put their heads together and try to determine which physical attribute is the best to protect themselves. The bunny thinks it's his long ears. The bird believes it's his wings. While each animal announces its strength, the others picture themselves with that same trait. In the...

August 12, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
A Nod to Grandmothers

Julia heads to her grandmother's house for the first time by herself. While there, she realizes that there's something different about Grandma. She's special in a way that she can always tell when Julia's going to need something and weaves the best stories. When Julia starts missing her home, Grandma...

July 29, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Cute Read!

“Whoosh, whizz, whine, and whir, this is the sound of nature.” BUZZ, CROAK, HISS, AND HOOT is a lyrical children’s book that teaches about all the wonderful sounds of nature. All you have to do is pay attention and listen to be rewarded with a...

July 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Perfect for K-Drama Fans

Hannah has the summer and her senior year all planned out, and they all revolve around her boyfriend Nate. But when he breaks up with her at the beginning of summer, she finds herself lost and willing to do anything to get him back. Even if it involves searching into...

July 24, 2022 (Updated: July 24, 2022)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Heart of Ballet

Being new to ballet, Misty doesn't know the story of Coppélia, but finds herself enthralled as her teacher weaves the tale. After hearing the story, Misty is more than excited to perform it for her first recital. When she gets casted as a main lead, she's ready to put her...

July 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Perfect Introduction to Race

All children notice different skin tones because it's a part of their growing brain's curiosity. OUR SKIN teaches about why there's a difference and that it's because of melanin in our bodies. It isn't because one skin tone is better than another. It addresses racism and the negatives of it...

July 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Wild Adventure

One day, Franca feels something odd. It beckons her into the woods, so she and her two sisters, Carmela and Tomasina, sneak out to find the source of Franca's sensations. Franca feels at home in the forest, but her two sisters are a bit more hesitant, especially when they reach...

July 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Bugs Can Be Superheroes Too!

Sir Ladybug will take on any adventure and quest, but he doesn't always like to be the center of attention. His friend Pell on the other hand isn't brave enough for a quest, but can speak in front of any crowd. Their last friend is a snail named Sterling who...

July 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Cute Early Reader Graphic Novel

Geraldine Pu is back in another easy-to-read graphic novel that addresses self-esteem issues children may have while representing the Asian-American population. After going to the hair salon with her grandmother, Geraldine takes notice of all the different hairstyles and how hers is just boring and straight. Her grandmother's hair is...

July 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Emperor Penguins

Baby Penguin sits in his egg, waiting for his mama. His dad keeps him warm by holding him on top of his feet, working as a shield against the frigid winds. Sometimes he falls over, but his dad knows how to get him right back where he belongs. Baby Penguin...

July 07, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Uplifting Puppy Story

When Piglet first arrives at his new home, he's terrified because he has no idea where he is. Before, he was all alone in a kennel. Now, he smells new scents and understands that they're other dogs around him, but isn't sure if he can trust him. Because he can't...

July 05, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Summer Time Vibes

It's summer time beneath the trees and for some animals that means it's time to play. For others, the loud noises are a bit too much and come off as annoying. Mr. Owl is one of those grumpy animals, and when the children's ball flies through his window, he's more...

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