“Summer Beat” by Betsy Franco – review by Julia Aybar

Summer Beat by Betsy Franco This is the story of two friends, a boy and a girl and how they spend their summer days. It’s a fun summer day. It’s the Fourth of July and a boy and girl enjoy playing with the sprinkler (Shhh shhhh, shhh, shhh) and sitting in a hammock (Swish, swoosh, […]

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“All You Need For a Beach” by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee – review by Donna Talmage

“All You Need For a Beach” is a collaboration by Alice Schertle and Barbara Lavallee, the same duo that created the well known “All You Need For a Snowman.” This is a picture book for very young readers and has a very simple text and appealing, luminous watercolor illustrations. The action is mostly based around […]

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“and then it’s spring” by Julie Fogliano – review by Carol Chamberlain

and then it’s spring by Julie Fogliano   This engaging story begins in the time just before spring, when all is brown outside and nothing seems to be green.  A young boy and his dog look out at all the brown around them and decide to plant a garden.  They plant seeds in the ground […]

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“Sunflower House” by Eve Bunting – review by Gael Nappa

Review of “Sunflower House” by Eve Bunting. One of my favorite children’s authors is Eve Bunting. I adore the fact that Bunting is willing to tackle any topic for a children’s book without shying away from the difficult, or painful. She makes it possible to find a book about homelessness or loss of a parent […]

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Book review of “La Cucaracha Martina” by Daniel Moreton

Martina is a cute roach that does not like the city life.  The loud noises hurt her tiny ears and do not allow her to sleep.  One night while trying to sleep Martina hears a soft, sweet, sound. She starts searching for the source of the beautiful sound and in that process she meets all […]

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