Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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July 05, 2022 (Updated: July 05, 2022)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
All About Senses and the Human Body

CAT EYES AND DOG WHISTLES teaches about the five senses and how our organs process information from these stimulations. It also talks about how an animal's body works differently from ours. Not only does the author talk about the basic senses, she also goes into detail of other things these...

July 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Enemies to Lovers and Second Chances

Alexa Brooks has her whole life together. At least that's what she thinks before memories of her childhood best friend start coming back to her. She quickly realizes how much she misses him and with the help of her friend Lindsey, comes up with the idea to make amends with...

June 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Wake Up Call

ATLAS OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS features about forty animals that are getting closer and closer to extinction. There are facts about where the animals are located, about how many are left, and some tidbits. One animal I’m surprised to see on the list is the Komodo Dragon. I don't know why...

June 23, 2022 (Updated: June 23, 2022)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Love Triangle Complicated by Aphasia

After a near drowning accident, Jane finds herself dating her longtime crush Eddie. It's a long distance relationship, and he isn't the brightest person, but it's still almost like a dream come true for her. Especially when he starts talking about moving in together. After he leaves for a business...

June 19, 2022 (Updated: June 19, 2022)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
What Makes A Best Friend

One day while getting ready to head to school, a little girl announces to her mom that today is the day she will find a best friend. To her, there's a big difference between a friend and a BEST friend. A friend will do what they need to for you,...

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...

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