Reviews

Show All
Cover: Ellie and the Marriage List

Ellie and the Marriage List

“Ellie is well developed, and her cognitive, speech, and physical challenges are seamlessly integrated into the narrative. There’s a happy ending for this relatable, spunky protagonist.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Animal Camouflage in a Forest

Animal Camouflage in a Forest

“The closing pages include reprints of photos seen earlier in the book, giving readers a second chance to pick out the hidden animals and think about how camouflage helps them survive.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Mindfulness and Me

Mindfulness and Me

“[T]his robust offering . . . provides children (and their caregivers) with a well-curated mix of yoga poses, breathing exercises, activities, and crafts.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Space Torah: Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman's Cosmic Mitzvah

Space Torah: Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman's Cosmic Mitzvah

“A beautiful and meaningful juxtaposition of ancient Jewish tradition with modern space exploration.”—starred, Booklist View →

 
Cover: Wildfire: The Culture, Science, and Future of Fire

Wildfire: The Culture, Science, and Future of Fire

“It’s nice to have this balanced, reassuring offering that puts wildfires into ecological perspective. . . This authoritative STEAM selection has multiple crosscurricular applications, engaging live action-style reporting on narrow escapes and heroic View →

 
Cover: Machines through the Ages: From Furnaces to Factories

Machines through the Ages: From Furnaces to Factories

“A smoothly written, historical overview of machines.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Changemakers in Activism: Women Leading the Way

Changemakers in Activism: Women Leading the Way

“Short spotlights feature brief, straightforward descriptions of the women’s causes and accomplishments, accompanied by photos. A few names may be familiar, but many of the featured women, such as Sylvia Mendez, who helped desegregate California schools, and children’s… View →

 
Cover: Island of the Dolls and Other Spooky Places

Island of the Dolls and Other Spooky Places

“With short sentences, a dramatic tone, and plenty of photos of abandoned and unsettling places, this high/low title will intrigue the intrepid and those drawn to the world’s shadowy side.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Pangu's Shadow

Pangu's Shadow

“The characters are distinctive and compelling. This will appeal to readers who love lab settings, murder mysteries, and romance.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Oceans, Glaciers, and Rising Sea Levels: A Graphic Guide

Oceans, Glaciers, and Rising Sea Levels: A Graphic Guide

“This series packs a lot of information on environmental awareness and activism into eye-pleasing graphic guides. Each title concentrates on one area of the climate crisis and covers accessible history and background, recognizable consequences, predicted future impact, and ways to… View →

 
Cover: Cruzita and the Mariacheros

Cruzita and the Mariacheros

“This excellent debut has heart and soul, with an obvious deep love and appreciation for the culture in each word.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup

Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup

“A savory success story.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Eating My Words: And 128 Other Poems

Eating My Words: And 128 Other Poems

“The poet’s apparent preference for shorter forms may encourage reluctant readers to stay the course and inexperienced writers to stretch their language skills. The illustrations, which are likewise drawn from the earlier series, add comical cartoon spot art or riffs… View →

 
Cover: The Great Wolf Rescue: Saving the Red Wolves

The Great Wolf Rescue: Saving the Red Wolves

“A fascinating story of the human efforts to save red wolves.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: The Rock in My Throat

The Rock in My Throat

“A heartfelt story that teaches children about diversity and reflects difficulties with being different, understood, and accepted.”—starred, Booklist View →

 
Cover: The Color of Sound

The Color of Sound

“A moving and pensive read. . .”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Eyes Open

Eyes Open

“Beautifully and fluidly written, Miller-Lachmann’s memorable verse novel captures the setting splendidly, dramatizing the abysmal condition of women under the dictatorship.”—starred, Booklist View →

 
Cover: Good Night, Good Beach

Good Night, Good Beach

“Tapper’s illustrations, simple yet lively ink drawings with soft watercolor washes, are particularly evocative of a child’s beach experience. . . A pleasing, summery picture book.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Pigeons at War: How Avian Heroes Changed History

Pigeons at War: How Avian Heroes Changed History

“Readers who love reading about animals accomplishing great deeds will enjoy this while, at the same time, they’ll learn a lot about a much-maligned bird.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Bionic Animals

Bionic Animals

“Takes an irresistible approach to STEM topics. Each themed volume provides a light survey of products and technologies created to solve specific problems facing wild animals and pets, often touching upon environmental issues in the process.”… View →

 
Cover: A Better Best Friend

A Better Best Friend

“Tallec’s illustrations reflect the quietly amusing quality of the text while giving each character a distinctive look and creating a beautiful forest backdrop with stately trees, filtered light, and seasonal changes of colors. The idea of finding a friend will resonate with… View →

 
Cover: Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good

Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good

“The sisters’ fiery spirit runs through the text, which frankly calls out disparities and celebrates the Tres Hermanas’ many victories as they passionately defended the rights of Puerto Rican Americans and lifted up their culture. . . Illustrations channeling the… View →

 
Cover: Casting Shadows: Solar and Lunar Eclipses with The Planetary Society ®

Casting Shadows: Solar and Lunar Eclipses with The Planetary Society ®

“Using simple, straightforward language, vocabulary words defined within the text, and clear, helpful illustrations, Bill Nye and the Planetary Society invite young readers to learn about solar and lunar eclipses.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus

My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus

“Without shying away from the difficult-to-manage emotions of older siblings when a baby joins the family, this picture book sensitively portrays a child’s mixed feelings, which gradually, convincingly shift toward contentment.”—Booklist View →