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Review of Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy

Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy by Deborah Wiles; illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Primary, Intermediate    Scholastic    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-0-545-17123-6    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-338-78373-5    $11.99 In 1968, a grandfather and grandchild wait for the train carrying the slain Robert F. Kennedy’s body to pass...

Review of Three Strike Summer

Three Strike Summer by Skyler Schrempp Intermediate    McElderry    320 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-5344-9914-0    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-9916-4    $10.99 Evicted from their Oklahoma farm in the midst of the Dust Bowl, the Willard family strikes out for California looking for work as migrant pickers. Scrappy Gloria Mae, the youngest...

Review of Patchwork

Patchwork by Matt de la Peña; illus. by Corinna Luyken Primary    Putnam    48 pp.    g 8/22    978-1-9848-1396-1    $18.99 Spanish ed.  978-0-593-53234-8    $18.99 A rhythmic text speaks to an unnamed child in the second person, describing what “we see” and how that trait or characteristic may inform a young...

Review of When the Sky Glows

When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman; illus. by David Litchfield Primary    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-5344-5039-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5040-0    $10.99 “Around the world, when morning comes…the sky glows.” But it also glows at times beyond sunrise and sunset, as Beckerman explains in four-page...

Review of Caprice

Caprice by Coe Booth Middle School    Scholastic    240 pp.    g 5/22    978-0-545-93334-6    $17.99 Big changes are happening in Caprice’s life. After an exciting, eventful summer spent at a wealthy private boarding school’s leadership program, Caprice is offered a full scholarship to attend the following fall as...

Review of Hot Dog

Hot Dog by Doug Salati; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Knopf    40 pp.    g 5/22    978-0-593-30843-1    $17.99 Library ed.  978-0-593-30844-8    $20.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-30845-5    $10.99 It’s a hot time in the city. A small, low-slung pup greets the morning from the window of a narrow NYC...

Review of Puffin

Puffin by Martin Jenkins; illus. by Jenni Desmond Primary     Candlewick    32 pp.     g 10/22     978-1-5362-2850-2     $17.99 Jenkins (Bird Builds a Nest, rev. 1/18; Beware of the Crocodile, rev. 3/19) again offers readers solid science in an entertaining package. The cover illustration of an Atlantic Puffin, beak...

Review of Violet & Jobie in the Wild

Violet & Jobie in the Wild by Lynne Rae Perkins; illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate     Greenwillow    240 pp.    g 9/22     978-0-06-249969-1     $16.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-249971-4    $9.99 Mouse siblings Violet and Jobie live a cozy life in a human house where they are warm and comfortable,...

Review of I Don’t Care

I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal Preschool, Primary     Porter/Holiday    40 pp.    g 11/22     978-0-8234-4345-1     $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-5430-3    $11.99 It’s all about the body language in this enjoyable collaboration. Idle (Flora and the Flamingo, rev. 7/13; Witch Hazel, rev. 9/22)...
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