Reviews written by Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer

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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....

June 02, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
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
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
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
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
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...

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