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Shelter Written by Celine Claire and Illustrated by Qin Leng Published by Kids Can Press in 2017 ISBN 978-1-77138-927-3 Grades PreK – 6 Book Review Day begins as usual in a forest community, until the animals hear the news…. “A STORM IS COMING!” A flurry of preparations ensue and all brace for the storm. Safely […]

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket


A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket Written by Deborah Hopkinson Published by Alfred A. Knopf Publishing ISBN: 978-0-385-75499-6 Grades 4-8 Book Review “These days, when anyone asks, I say I’m an American, New York City-born. And why not? Because, in a way, I was born here.” Rocco Zaccaro is ripped away from […]

All the Way to America


All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel  Written and Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino Alfred Knopf Publishers ISBN 978-0-375-86642-5 Grades K-4 Book Review There are plenty of picture books, both fiction and nonfiction, which address the period of European immigration in the late 19th and early 20th […]