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Review of Dim Sum Palace

Dim Sum Palace by X. Fang; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Tundra    48 pp.9/23    9781774881989    $18.99e-book ed.  9781774881996    $10.99Liddy’s excitement about a family trip to the Dim Sum Palace keeps her wide awake. “Is it a real palace? Will I meet an empress?” Getting out of bed, she follows a...

Review of Mouseboat

Mouseboat by Larissa Theule; illus. by Abigail HalpinPrimary    Viking    40 pp.3/23    9780593327357    $18.99e-book ed.  9780593327371  $10.99Faye and her father arrive at a cabin by a lake. Her first-person narration addresses someone who’s not there: “Your chair is empty…The quilt you made smells like you.” Faye doesn’t identify her mother, but...

Review of A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Maud Lewis

A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Maud Lewis by Kathy Stinson; illus. by Lauren SoloyPrimary    Greystone Kids    40 pp.3/23    9781771649513    $18.95Maud Lewis (1903–1970) was a Nova Scotian folk artist who lived with rheumatoid arthritis. Despite physical and economic challenges, she never let her passion for art fade away. As...

Review of This Is Not My Home

This Is Not My Home by Eugenia Yoh and Vivienne Chang; illus. by the authorsPrimary    Little, Brown    48 pp.2/23    9780316377102    $18.99In this unique second-generation reverse immigration story, a girl named Lily and her mother move from the United States back to her mother’s home—Taiwan—to help care for Ah Ma, Lily’s...

Review of Rainbow Shopping

Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang; illus. by the authorPrimary    Holiday    40 pp.2/23    9780823449774    $18.99A young girl’s family has recently moved from China to New York City, where things become very different for her. Everyone is busy: Mom is always working at the factory, Dad is out delivering food, and Grandma...

Review of Clover

Clover by Nadine Robert ; illus. by Qin Leng ; trans. from French by Nick Frost and Catherine Ostiguy Primary    Milky Way    64 pp.       g9/22     978-1-9902-5214-3     $19.99 “I simply can’t decide what I want to do.” Standing frozen on the doorstep, young Clover struggles to choose—should...

Review of The Best Kind of Mooncake

The Best Kind of Mooncake by Pearl AuYeung ; illus. by the author Primary    Page Street    32 pp.       g10/22     978-1-6456-7556-3     $18.99 As a girl helps her family set up their stall on “beeping, bickering, and bartering” Tai Yuen Street in Hong Kong, she complains that every...

Review of I’ll Say Goodbye

I’ll Say Goodbye by Pam Zollman; illus. by Frances IvesPrimary    Eerdmans    40 pp.    g3/22    978-0-8028-5499-5    $17.99“It’s not fair. I never got to say goodbye.” This first-person account of bereavement is narrated by a child helping to care for a beloved uncle who is undergoing cancer treatment. When Uncle Mike is...

Review of Telling Stories Wrong

Telling Stories Wrong by Gianni Rodari; illus. by Beatrice Alemagna; trans. from Italian by Antony ShugaarPrimary    Enchanted Lion    40 pp.    g6/22    978-1-59270-360-9    $17.95“Once upon a time, there was a girl who was called Little Yellow Riding Hood.” “No, red!” “…Her mother said: Now go to Aunt Hildegard’s house and take...

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