Book Reviews

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adorable faces and sweet companionship spark imagination.
By Shannon Hale
(2021)
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Dear Teacher, A Celebration of People Who Inspire Us Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet message of thanks for the life lessons teachers share.
By Paris Rosenthal
(2021)
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Big Feelings Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Bold, bright story shows the value of expressing emotions.
By Alexandra Penfold
(2021)
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Me & Mama Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Warmhearted tale celebrates everyday mother-daughter love.
By Cozbi A. Cabrera
(2020)
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Milo Imagines the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple words and images offer insight about stereotypes.
By Matt de la Peña
(2021)
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dazzling art captures Aretha's career and activism.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2021)
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Ambitious Girl Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Motivating words and pictures reinforce drive, big goals.
By Meena Harris
(2021)
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Tales from the Hinterland: The Hazel Wood, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Dark fairy tales feature young women in deadly jeopardy.
By Melissa Albert
(2021)
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff -- The FULL Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dynamic art, clever text make for fun update of classic.
By Richard Jackson
(2020)
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Her Body Can Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet body-positive book encourages body- and self-love.
By Katie Crenshaw, Ady Meschke
(2020)
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Not Quite Snow White Book Poster Image
age 4+
Heartwarming story shows a princess can be any color.
By Ashley Franklin
(2019)
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Black Is a Rainbow Color Book Poster Image
age 4+
Smart verse and bright art assert the sanctity of Blackness.
By Angela Joy
(2020)
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The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Book Poster Image
age 4+
Vivid art, powerful story about sisters overcoming bigotry.
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali
(2019)
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A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Captivating bio of Latinx star of "West Side Story."
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2020)
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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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Octopus Stew Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latinx culture.
By Eric Velásquez
(2019)
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Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring, colorful story of senator's lifetime of work.
By Nikki Grimes
(2020)
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Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Book Poster Image
age 4+
Girl finds role model who looks like her in inspiring tale.
By Parker Curry, Jessica Curry
(2019)
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Peanut Goes for the Gold Book Poster Image
age 4+
Super-positive hamster sets goal, delivers in upbeat tale.
By Jonathan Van Ness
(2020)
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Kamala and Maya's Big Idea Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sisters organize to build a playground in charming tale.
By Meena Harris
(2020)
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