Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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June 02, 2022
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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Young Adult Fiction
Another Consuming Read by CJ Redwine

Since birth, Charis has always been taught by her mother, the queen, that to rule a kingdom, you have to be the most powerful and feared person in the room. To be as deadly as the knife in your hand. There isn't time for meaningless things like friendship or love....

May 27, 2022 (Updated: May 27, 2022)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Magical Insight to Gardening

BEHOLD OUR MAGICAL GARDEN is a collection of poems written to inspire children aged eight and up to explore all of the amazing things gardening has to offer. The content ranges from seeds, to vegetables, incorporating the watering of each root and the part the sun plays, and to the...

May 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Through the Eyes of a Four Year Old

Children view the world from a unique perspective and TAKE OFF YOUR BRAVE gives us some insight into the mind of a preschooler. Nadim, a four year old, has written poems inspired by his every day life. There's his mom, his sister, bedtime and bath time, his best friend, and...

May 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Not your typical retelling of Pride and Prejudice

After getting tangled in a drug scandal, Georgie Darcy falls out of everyone's good graces, including her brother's. He doesn't trust her to make good decisions anymore and she'll do whatever it takes to prove him wrong. The only problem is that her ex, Wickham, is back and tries to...

May 19, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Story of Grief and Love

After one tragic night lands Katie in the hospital, both her brother Truman and her best friend Eden have to learn to live in a world without her. Both of them grieve in completely different ways. Eden shuts down, preferring her dark room over talking to other people. Truman had...

May 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Peer Pressure at its Best

Joy loves to tinker with things and fix them up, just like her Granddad. While searching for her next project with him, they discover an old, rusty bike that needs a lot of care. But nothing is too big of a job for Joy, and with the help of her...

May 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Out of this World Illustrations

OUT OF THIS WORLD is a compilation of haikus that describe the different things we see in space, like planets, asteroids, moons, eclipses, and more. With each haiku is a stunning illustration which are truly out of this world with their bold colors and realistic feel. My daughter enjoyed looking...

May 14, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Cute and Funny!

Poopsie is your typical house cat that loves to nap and lick herself all day. But when the narrator talks her into leaving the house, she finds herself on a daring and dangerous adventure full of snakes, crocodiles, and tigers. Which is not at all what she bargained for. Poopsie...

April 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Powerful Women Pirates!

In most pirate literature, the main character is usually a male, even in historical stories. It's nice seeing some female representation, especially how Leigh Lewis lays everything out to give you a little bit of everything. There are both cartoon-style illustrations and real photos which is more appealing. The only...

April 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

JUST TRY ONE BITE is a humor-filled story with a role reversal between the children and the parents. Most parents want their children to eat healthy, but we don't always apply those same rules to ourselves. While we don't always give the option for our children, we still choose chips...

April 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Slice of History for Dinosaur Fans

Ruth Mason was always active when she was younger. One day, while running through her prairie, she stumbled upon the strangest things in her own backyard. Determined to figure out what they were, she wrote to several different people asking them to take a look at her discoveries. As she...

April 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
Puddles are Useful!

HELLO, PUDDLE is a unique children's book that makes the reader look at puddles from a different perspective. Whether people jump in a puddle or completely avoid it, they don't realize the use that one piece of water has for animals. They help snails stay wet, ducks find bugs, birds...

April 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Thankful For Teachers and How They Inspire Us

"Dear Teacher, you make me feel like I matter, no matter what." DEAR TEACHER is a cute story that is written in a way so it reads like messages for a teacher. Poems and letters that are lyrical are and flow easily off the tongue....

April 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.3
Writing Style
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
An Unlikely Friendship

When David is younger, he gets attacked by Native Americans, and is brought to their camp. Here, they apologize for the discrimination and explain they're going to let him return home. While at their camp, he meets Painting Horse and offers to trade his harmonica for his flute. Painting Horse...

April 18, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Cute Retelling of EMMA

Gigi hates when the word perfect is used to describe her, but also likes to be the best at everything. When not helping her grandmother at her matchmaking shop, she's writing code for her Quiz app. After her teacher announces a contest to work with a famous developer, Gigi wants...

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