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Randomly Reading · 2d ago

A Diverse Picture Book Bonanza

I have quite a few picture books on my desk at the moment and I thought I would share some of my favorite diverse books with you. Some are new, some are old, all are excellent.The Youngest M...
Randomly Reading · 6d ago

The Year of the Garden by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Patrice Barton

Fans of Anna Wang will be happy to see this last book which Andrea Cheng was working on at the time of her death on December 26, 2015. The Year of the Garden is a prequel to the three Anna W...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice by Susanna Reich, Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

My dad was an immigrant who loved music, and when he arrived in this country, he discovered all kinds of American music that he had never enough of heard in Wales. He often played Jazz, Gosp...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century by Sue Macy

One of my favorite things to do when I first began to drive was to get in the car and just go. And I did go - here, there, and everywhere, crossing the continental united states eight separa...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

Blog Tour: Share, Big Bear, Share! by Maureen Wright, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Big Bear is back and this time he has a big bucket of beautiful blueberries to eat. And they sure do look good, at least that’s what Big Bear’s forest friends think as they watch him dig in ...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

The Warden's Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

It’s summer 1959, and Cammie O’Reilly is 12 about to be 13. Her father is the warden of the Hancock County Prison, a castle-like place located in Two Mills, Pennsylvania, and they live in an...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

A Word of Thanks to FDNY Engine 22, Ladder 13, Battalion 10

At around 12:30 AM, early last Thursday morning, I noticed some fire balls falling past my window, so I got up to see what was happening. Just as I got to my window, FDNY fire trucks started...
Randomly Reading · 4W ago

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Virgil Salinas, an 11 year old Filipino-American boy, is shy, painfully shy, more than a bit fearful, and to make matter worse, his family calls him Turtle because of his shyness, a nickname...
Randomly Reading · 1M ago

Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History is Unfortunately Unknown by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Giselle Porter

Welcome to the Double Blog Tour celebrating the release of two new books by Deborah Hopkinson, A Letter to My Teacher and Independence Cake. Today, I will be reviewing Independence Cake.Ther...
Randomly Reading · 1M ago

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb

This picture book biography for older readers tells two stories that are intertwined. First, it is the story of Billie Holiday’s life, a  life was never easy right from the beginning. Her  m...