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Review of Using Machines to Explore the Ocean

Using Machines to Explore the Ocean by Michelle Cusolito; illus. by Nicole WongPrimary, Intermediate    Charlesbridge    32 pp.   g6/22    978-1-62354-293-1    $17.99In a follow-up to the pair’s Flying Deep (rev. 7/18), Cusolito and Wong enumerate the various ways people explore the ocean. Readers learn about the methods (e.g., snorkel, free dive,...

Review of Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese American Poet Kahlil Gibran

Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese American Poet Kahlil Gibran by Cory McCarthy; illus. by Ekua HolmesPrimary    Candlewick    40 pp.   g6/22    978-1-5362-0032-4    $18.99In this picture-book biography, readers are introduced to artist and poet Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931), whose work The Prophet is one of the most widely translated...
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Review of The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner

The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner by Marissa Moss; illus. by the authorMiddle School, High School    Abrams    264 pp.   g4/22    978-1-4197-5853-9    $19.99e-book ed.  978-1-6833-5827-5    $15.54This absorbing and well-paced biography of Austrian-born trailblazing physicist Lise Meitner begins by exploring ­Meitner’s path from college student to...
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Review of Pigeon & Cat

Pigeon & Cat by Edward Hemingway; illus. by the authorPrimary    Ottaviano/Little, Brown    40 pp.    g6/22    978-0-316-31125-0    $17.99A loner cat and an adventurous, outgoing bird are paired in this heartwarming story of friendship and community. Previously, Cat lived a small and solitary life in an abandoned lot, venturing out only to...
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Review of Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Jeffery Boston WeatherfordPrimary, Intermediate    Millbrook    40 pp.    g2/22    978-1-5415-6040-6    $19.99e-book ed.  978-1-5415-9936-9    $9.99Mary Hamilton was a teacher, a ­Freedom Rider, a CORE regional director, and an agent of change. Carole Boston ­Weatherford’s (Unspeakable,...
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Review of Blips on a Screen: How Ralph Baer Invented TV Video Gaming and Launched a Worldwide Obsession

Blips on a Screen: How Ralph Baer Invented TV Video Gaming and Launched a Worldwide Obsession by Kate Hannigan; illus. by Zachariah OHoraPrimary    Knopf    48 pp.    g4/22    978-0-593-30671-0    $17.99Library ed.  978-0-593-30672-7    $20.99e-book ed.  978-0-593-30673-4    $10.99To today’s young readers, a video game played on a television screen probably seems like something...

Review of The Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale

The Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale by Charly Palmer; illus. by the author Primary    Farrar    40 pp.    g 1/22    978-0-374-31328-9    $18.99 Summer on the blacktop courts of ­Milwaukee gets infinitely more exciting when a new kid joins the Eagles. From the first time they see him handle a...

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

Instead of spending time talking about why I love Nina: A Story of Nina Simone, written by Traci N. Todd and illustrated by Christian Robinson, this Calling Caldecott blog post is my attempt to take readers into the mind of a committee member — the strategizing, the planning, and how one...

Review of The Message: The Extraordinary Journey of an Ordinary Text Message

The Message: The Extraordinary Journey of an Ordinary Text Message by Michael Emberley; illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate    Dlouhy/Atheneum    48 pp.    g 10/21    978-1-5344-5290-9    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5291-6    $10.99 What is going on in our brains, on our phones, and in the world when we send or receive a...
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