Laura Koenig

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Review of Sir Ladybug and Sir Ladybug and the Queen Bee

Sir Ladybug by Corey R. Tabor; illus. by the author Primary    Balzer + Bray/HarperAlley/HarperCollins    72 pp.    g 3/22    978-0-06-306906-0    $12.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-306908-4    $7.99 Sir Ladybug and the Queen Bee by Corey R. Tabor; illus. by the author Primary    Balzer + Bray/HarperAlley/HarperCollins    72 pp.    g 6/22    978-0-06-306909-1    $12.99 e-book ed. ...
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Review of Where’s My Cat?

Where’s My Cat? by Seymour Chwast; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Minedition    32 pp.  g6/22    978-1-6626-5069-7    $12.99e-book ed.  978-1-6626-5070-3    $7.99In this odd little delight, Chwast takes objects you might find around the house and turns them into improbable animals. The story begins on the book’s cover, which asks readers to...
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Review of Blast Off!: How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America into Space

Blast Off!: How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America into Space by Suzanne Slade; illus. by Sally Wern ComportPrimary, Intermediate    Calkins/Astra    40 pp.    g4/22    978-1-68437-241-6    $18.99e-book ed.  978-1-63592-559-3    $11.99Slade (A Computer Called Katherine, rev. 7/19; June Almeida, Virus Detective!) follows noted chemist Morgan from her North Dakota childhood working on the...

Review of Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks

Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks by Bonnie Tsui; illus. by Sophie Diao Primary    Holt    32 pp.    g 5/21    978-1-250-23948-8    $18.99 Tsui’s picture-book debut introduces young readers to Sarah Gerhardt, a pioneering figure in modern women’s surfing. The text opens in...

Review of Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky

Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond; illus. by Daniel Minter Primary    Knopf    40 pp.    g 2/22    978-1-9848-9436-6    $18.99 Library ed.  978-1-9848-9437-3    $21.99 e-book ed.  978-1-9848-9438-0    $11.99 This wide-ranging nonfiction picture book explores the many facets...

Review of She Rides like the Wind: The Story of Alfonsina Strada

She Rides like the Wind: The Story of Alfonsina Strada by Joan Negrescolor; illus. by the author; trans. from Portuguese by Jethro Soutar Primary    Little Gestalten    48 pp.    g 8/20    978-3-89955-853-1    $19.95 Spare first-person text describes Alfonsina Strada’s early childhood explorations with a bicycle and lightly sketches her groundbreaking career...

Review of Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield

Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield by Susan Goldman Rubin; illus. by Richie Pope Primary, Intermediate    Candlewick    48 pp.    g 10/20    978-0-7636-7994-1    $17.99 Mary Seacole was raised by a Jamaican Creole mother who taught her herbal medicine and a Scottish soldier father whose stories inspired her to see the world....

Review of The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation

The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty; illus. by Shonto Begay Primary, Intermediate    Schwartz & Wade/Random    40 pp.    g 3/21    978-0-525-64500-9    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-525-64501-6    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-0-525-64502-3    $10.99 In this illuminating story about a contemporary child’s experience with water insecurity,...

Review of Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds

Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds by Elise Gravel; illus. by the author Primary    HarperAlley/HarperCollins    64 pp.    g 10/20    978-0-06-298221-6    $12.99 Paper ed.  978-0-06-298222-3    $7.99 It’s an early chapter book! It’s a graphic novel! It’s a story about a creature with an overabundance of pride! It’s an unexpected friendship...
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