Little Elliot, Big Family

Little Elliot, Big Family
Author: Mike Curato
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 1627799079
ISBN 13: 9781627799072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Elliot, Big Family Book Review:

When Mouse heads off to his family reunion, Little Elliot decides go for a walk. As he explores each busy street, he sees families in all shapes and sizes. In a city of millions, Little Elliot feels very much alone-until he finds he has a family of his own!

Little Elliot, Big Fun

Little Elliot, Big Fun
Author: Mike Curato
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1250133475
ISBN 13: 9781250133472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Elliot, Big Fun Book Review:

In this third story of Little Elliot and Mouse, the friends head off in search of adventure . . . and lots of fun! Little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant, and his friend Mouse go to the amusement park to see the sights and ride the rides—water chutes, roller coasters, carousels, and more. But Elliot isn't having much fun—the rides are too wet, too fast, too dizzy, and just plain too scary—until Mouse figures out a way to help him overcome his fears. Together, Mouse and Little Elliot can do anything!

Little Elliot, Big City

Little Elliot, Big City
Author: Mike Curato
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 1466874120
ISBN 13: 9781466874121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Elliot, Big City Book Review:

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy—like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter—a friend.

Merry Christmas, Little Elliot

Merry Christmas, Little Elliot
Author: Mike Curato
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1250222729
ISBN 13: 9781250222725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merry Christmas, Little Elliot Book Review:

Best friends Little Elliot and Mouse are back for another adventure—and this time, they're looking for Christmas spirit! Little Elliot the elephant isn't quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn't have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse's path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about—and make a new friend, too. A heartfelt celebration of the season of giving! Perfect for sharing around the holidays. Godwin Books

Little Elliot, Fall Friends

Little Elliot, Fall Friends
Author: Mike Curato
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 1250184592
ISBN 13: 9781250184597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Elliot, Fall Friends Book Review:

It's autumn in the Big City! Little Elliot and Mouse love the hustle and bustle of the city streets. But sometimes it feels like there are too many people, too many noises—just too much! The best friends decide to get out of town for a vacation in the countryside. There, they'll discover the sights and smells of autumn in the country. Everything is more fun when shared with a friend!

Elliot

Elliot
Author: Julie Pearson
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-03-04
ISBN 10: 1927485851
ISBN 13: 9781927485859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elliot Book Review:

Elliot's parents love him very much, but all is not well. When he cries, they do not understand why. When he yells, they do not know what to do. When he misbehaves, they do not know how to react. One day a social worker named Thomas comes to visit, and Elliot's world turns upside-down. Manon Gauthier's soft collage illustrations feature approachable rabbit characters, while Julie Pearson's soothing, repetitive text guides Elliot gently through the foster child system. The new families that care for the little boy are kind, but everything is strange and new, and the sudden changes make him want to cry and yell AND misbehave. Then, when it becomes clear that Elliot's parents will never be able to take him back, Thomas sets out to find Elliot one last home - a forever, forever home with a family that will love and care for him no matter what.

Worm Loves Worm

Worm Loves Worm
Author: J. J. Austrian
Publsiher: Balzer + Bray
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 9780062386335
ISBN 13: 0062386336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worm Loves Worm Book Review:

Perfect for fans of And Tango Makes Three and The Sissy Duckling, this irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and the acclaimed author-illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City, Mike Curato. You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm . . . and a worm. When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is: It doesn't matter. Because Worm loves worm.

A Family for Louie

A Family for Louie
Author: Alexandra Thompson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 1984813226
ISBN 13: 9781984813220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Family for Louie Book Review:

A foodie French bulldog finds a forever home in this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book, sure to appeal to fans of Gaston, Ellie, and Little Elliot, Big City. Meet Louie. He's a dog of very fine taste. He knows every chef in town, and each day he wanders the city, visiting his favorite restaurants. It's a good life, except... Louie is all on his own. What Louie wants more than anything is a family. But try as he might, Louie can't seem to find a family that's right for him. At the beach, he meets a little boy and his mother... but they're eating green jello salad and sardine sandwiches (Louie's least favorite foods!). At his favorite sushi restaurant, Louie spies a father and daughter with an open seat at their table... but their cat chases him away. At the park, he meets a nice family having a yummy barbecue, but when they invite him to play frisbee... Louie just can't keep up. Where-oh-where will Louie find a just-right family of his very own? Kids' Indie Next List

Big Bear Little Chair

Big Bear Little Chair
Author: Lizi Boyd
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 1452146691
ISBN 13: 9781452146690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Bear Little Chair Book Review:

In pictures and simple text the book presents unexpected opposites, like a big zebra sweeping with a little broom, or a big lion riding in a tiny wagon.

We're All Wonders

We're All Wonders
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 1524766518
ISBN 13: 9781524766511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We're All Wonders Book Review:

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. Countless fans have asked R. J. Palacio to write a book for younger readers. With We’re All Wonders, she makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world—a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. We’re All Wonders may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children. Praise for Wonder: A #1 New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Top 100 Bestseller An Indie Bestseller A Time Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection A Washington Post Best Kids’ Book A Parents Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year A New York Times Book Review Notable Book An NPR Outstanding Backseat Book Club Pick An Entertainment Weekly 10 Great Kids’ Books Selection A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice An E. B. White Read Aloud Award Winner An ALA Notable Book A Bank Street Best Book of the Year An IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Christopher Award Winner “A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.” —The Wall Street Journal “A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can’t help but root for.” —Entertainment Weekly “Rich and memorable.” —The New York Times Book Review “Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year.” —Slate.com “A glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness.” —The Huffington Post “Endearing, enduring Auggie and his family and friends will find a place in the hearts of readers and prompt reflection on how we treat others.” —The Washington Post

Be Kind

Be Kind
Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1250304601
ISBN 13: 9781250304605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Kind Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller! “These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"

Nana in the City

Nana in the City
Author: Lauren Castillo
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0544104439
ISBN 13: 9780544104433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nana in the City Book Review:

A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.

Flamer

Flamer
Author: Mike Curato
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company BYR Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1250803942
ISBN 13: 9781250803948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flamer Book Review:

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love. "This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo I know I’m not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They’re mean, and scary, and they’re always destroying something or saying something dumb or both. I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe. It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes—but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

No Great Mischief

No Great Mischief
Author: Alistair MacLeod
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-01-11
ISBN 10: 1551995476
ISBN 13: 9781551995472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Great Mischief Book Review:

Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family’s mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where his descendents became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the land from which our ancestors came.

The Rock of the Lion

The Rock of the Lion
Author: Molly Elliot Seawell
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 3752430273
ISBN 13: 9783752430271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rock of the Lion Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Rock of the Lion by Molly Elliot Seawell

Persuasion

Persuasion
Author: Jane Austen
Publsiher: First Avenue Editions ™
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1512405671
ISBN 13: 9781512405675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persuasion Book Review:

Anne Elliot was once engaged to Captain Frederick Wentworth, but she broke off the engagement when a family friend persuaded her that it was an imprudent match. Several years later, Captain Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars, but his seeming indifference towards Anne convinces her that it is too late to win him back. Meanwhile, the charming Mr. Elliot—Anne's cousin and her father's heir to Kellynch Hall—plots to marry her to ensure he remains the sole heir to the family estate. Will Captain Wentworth rediscover his feelings for Anne, or will she be forced to marry the scheming Mr. Elliot? English author Jane Austen wrote this novel of manners in 1816, one year before her death at the age of 41. This unabridged version of her last completed novel is taken from the 1818 copyright edition.

Life as We Knew it

Life as We Knew it
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0152061541
ISBN 13: 9780152061548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life as We Knew it Book Review:

Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing
Author: Benjamin Nugent
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN 10: 0786738103
ISBN 13: 9780786738106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing Book Review:

Best known for his Oscar-nominated song "Miss Misery" from the Good Will Hunting soundtrack, Elliott Smith was catapulted to the status of indie rock star after performing at the 1997 Academy Awards. Some of his albums, XO and Either/Or among them, would become '90s classics, helping to define an understated aesthetic that owed as much to the melodic emphasis of The Beatles as it did to punk. In the afterglow of the success of "Miss Misery," Smith's fame grew--alongside his struggles with depression and substance abuse. First relocating to Brooklyn, and then finally to L.A., he fell into a downward spiral evident to friends and fans alike, even as he continued to write such beautifully realized songs as "Waltz #2" (XO). Drawing on new interviews with those who knew and loved Smith, and focusing on the crucial interplay between Smith's life and music, Ben Nugent compellingly and sympathetically portrays an enormously gifted, yet troubled, artist.

The Boat People

The Boat People
Author: Sharon Bala
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 0771024304
ISBN 13: 9780771024306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boat People Book Review:

By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada – only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land. When the rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees reaches the shores of British Columbia, the young father is overcome with relief: he and his six-year-old son can finally put Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war behind them and begin new lives. Instead, the group is thrown into prison, with government officials and news headlines speculating that hidden among the “boat people” are members of a terrorist militia. As suspicion swirls and interrogation mounts, Mahindan fears the desperate actions he took to survive and escape Sri Lanka now jeopardize his and his son’s chances for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer Priya, who reluctantly represents the migrants; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan’s fate, The Boat People is a high-stakes novel that offers a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis. Inspired by real events, with vivid scenes that move between the eerie beauty of northern Sri Lanka and combative refugee hearings in Vancouver, where life and death decisions are made, Sharon Bala’s stunning debut is an unforgettable and necessary story for our times.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Author: Dan Santat
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0316406295
ISBN 13: 9780316406291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Review:

Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends. This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle. The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet?--combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.