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Review of The World and Everything in It

The World and Everything in It by Kevin Henkes; illus. by the authorPreschool    Greenwillow    32 pp.3/23    9780063245648    $19.99“There are big things and little things in the world.” Here Henkes meditates on the world and our place in it. There are tiny things (kittens, ladybugs, flowers), and there are enormous things...

Review of Domino’s Tree House

Domino’s Tree House by Dawn Patitucci; illus. by Francisco FonsecaPrimary    WorthyKids    32 pp.5/23    9781546002994    $17.99Domino, playing outdoors on a beautiful day, has a feeling of “not enough.” His discontent leads him to build a tree house, where he lounges and snacks until discontent finds him again. So he builds a...

Review of Who Will Win?

Who Will Win? [I Like to Read]by Arihhonni David; illus. by the authorPrimary    Holiday    32 pp.4/23    9780823449484    $15.99e-book ed.  9780823455126    $9.99“Bear has fast legs. Turtle has a fast mind. Who will win the race?” An elder, Tota, tells a trickster story in a beginning reader that succeeds both as a...

Review of Elena Rides

Elena Rides by Juana Medina; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Candlewick    32 pp.3/23    9781536216356    $9.99Spanish ed.  9781536216417    $9.99Bilingual ed.  9781536232509    $15.99e-book ed.  9781536231854    $9.99Medina (Juana & Lucas, rev. 11/16) gives new readers an inviting, cheerful take on the developmental milestone of learning to ride a bike. Elena, an elephant, straps...

Review of Hey Otter! Hey Beaver!

Hey Otter! Hey Beaver! by Brian Pinkney; illus. by the authorPreschool    Greenwillow    40 pp.1/23    9780063159822    $18.99Each element of this playful battle of wills between two best friends exudes joie de vivre. Otter spots sticks and branches and sees them as toys. Beaver, however, sees them as tools to build a...

Review of When a Friend Needs a Friend

When a Friend Needs a Friend by Roozeboos; illus. by the authorPrimary    Scholastic    32 pp.2/23    9781338813944    $18.99e-book ed.  9781338831887    $11.99A child tells a story about her friend Oskar, who loves to build things and visit construction sites but who also sometimes is sad and wants to be alone. The narrator...

Review of Go, Sled! Go!

Go, Sled! Go! by James Yang; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Viking    40 pp.10/22    9780593404799    $18.99e-book ed.  9780593404805    $10.99This picture book that doubles as a beginning reader by Geisel-winner Yang (Stop! Bot!) follows a child sledding down a mountain and colliding with animals who become accidental passengers on the sled....

Review of Whose Egg Is THAT?

Whose Egg Is THAT? [Whose Is THAT?]by Darrin Lunde; illus. by Kelsey OseidPreschool, Primary    Charlesbridge    32 pp.1/23    9781623543297    $17.99e-book ed.  9781632893024    $9.99Lunde and Oseid’s third collaboration stays true to their successful formula, turning this nonfiction picture book into a guessing game that uses eggs to explore different species and teach...

Review of Shark Princess

Shark Princess by Nidhi Chanani; illus. by the author; color by Elizabeth KramerPrimary    Viking    80 pp.9/22    9780593464601    $12.99e-book ed.  9780593464618    $7.99This first installment in Chanani’s comics series introduces sharks Kitana and Mack, best friends enjoying an undersea day together. When Kitana declares herself Shark Princess, Mack is confused (“What’s a...

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