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Review of Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Frank Morrison Primary, Intermediate     Crown    32 pp.     g 9/22     978-0-593-30634-5     $18.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-30635-2    $21.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-30636-9    $10.99 This is a moving walk through African American...

Review of Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World

Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World by Christy Hale ; illus. by the author Primary     Lee & Low    40 pp.     g9/22     978-1-64379-230-9     $20.95e-book ed.  978-1-64379-474-7    $20.95 Hale ( Water Land , rev. 7/18) introduces readers to biomimicry through fifteen examples found in everyday life as well...
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Review of The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense

The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Scieszka ; illus. by Julia Rothman Primary, Intermediate     Candlewick    80 pp.     g10/22     978-0-7636-9434-0     $19.99 Since the 1992 publication of The Stinky Cheese Man (rev. 11/92), Scieszka has been upending conventions in children’s literature. Here,...
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Review of Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems

Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems by Betsy Franco ; illus. by Priscilla Tey Primary, Intermediate     Candlewick    40 pp.     g10/22     978-1-5362-0116-1     $18.99 Silly humor and punchy payoffs abound in Franco’s ( Mathematickles! , rev. 7/03) latest math-themed poetry collection. Take, for example, “Mom...
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Review of Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids

Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids by Michael Rosen ; illus. by Polly Dunbar Preschool     Candlewick    64 pp.     g10/22      978-1-5362-2497-9     $18.99 This collection of poetry for the very young opens with a note to adults: children need to explore the sounds of language, and...

Review of Wait—and See

Wait—and See by Helen Frost; photos by Rick Lieder Primary    Candlewick    32 pp.    g 5/22    978-1-5362-1631-8    $17.99 As in their earlier collaborations (e.g., Among a Thousand Fireflies, rev. 3/16), poet Frost and photographer Lieder celebrate the wonders revealed through close observation of the natural world—here, the praying mantis. The text...

Review of Book of Questions / Libro de las preguntas: Selections / Selecciones

Book of Questions / Libro de las preguntas: Selections / Selecciones by Pablo Neruda; illus. by Paloma Valdivia; trans. from Spanish by Sara Lissa PaulsonPrimary, Intermediate    Enchanted Lion    80 pp.    g4/22    978-1-59270-322-7    $22.95This lavish volume includes excerpts from Neruda’s Libro de las preguntas in the original Spanish alongside new English...

Review of Out of This World: Star-Studded Haiku

Out of This World: Star-Studded Haiku by Sally M. Walker; illus. by Matthew TruemanPrimary    Candlewick    48 pp.    g4/22    978-1-5362-0356-1    $18.99The huge expanse of space and its mind-blowing wonders are crystalized by Walker (Earth Verse, rev. 1/18) into seventeen precise syllables making up each of thirty-two haiku. She begins with the...

Review of Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play Among Figures of Speech

Marshmallow Clouds: Two Poets at Play Among Figures of Speech by Ted Kooser and Connie Wanek; illus. by Richard Jones Intermediate, Middle School    Candlewick    72 pp.    g 3/22    978-1-5362-0303-5    $19.99 In free-verse poems in sections named for the four elements, former U.S. Poet ­Laureate Kooser and fellow poet Wanek use...
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