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August 26, 2016

I'm trying for a picture book review blitz today.

Two White Rabbits, by Jairo Buitrago, pictures by Rafael Yockteng, and translated by Elisa Amado, tells the story of a little girl and her father trying to get to the United States.

Before Morning, by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, is an exquisite example of an invocation and will get some heartfelt reading this winter.

I just love Grumpy Pants, by Claire Messer, a toddler-friendly story about a penguin who washes his grumpiness away.

And The Monkey and the Bee, by C. J. Bloom, illustrated by Peter Raymundo is a simple chase story with big expressions which is also perfect for toddlers and beginning readers.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund




Hamilton: The Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Symphony for the City of the Dead
by M. T. Anderson



We Will Not Be Silent
by Russell Freedman

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation
by Peggy Thomas
illustrations by Stacy Innerst


Glamour in Glass
by Mary Robinette Kowal

Kingfisher
by Patricia A. McKillip



To Catch a Cheat
by Varian Johnson

Waylon! One Awesome Thing
by Sara Pennypacker


Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys

The Girl From Everywhere
by Heidi Heilig



Before Morning
by Joyce Sidman
illustrated by Beth Krommes

Two White Rabbits
by Jairo Buitrago
pictures by Rafael Yockteng
translated by Elisa Amado

Grumpy Pants
by Claire Messer

The Monkey and the Bee
by C. J. Bloom
illustrated by Peter Raymundo


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