The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0803738684
ISBN 13: 9780803738683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Book Review:

"The same text is on both tracks. Track 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN 10: 9781783445271
ISBN 13: 1783445270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles Book Review:

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. When he opens a party invitation but there is no name attached, he devotes himself to finding the mysterious intended recipient and ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.

Smoot

Smoot
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0735230315
ISBN 13: 9780735230316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smoot Book Review:

A brave shadow finds a more colorful life in this joyous picture book by the acclaimed author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles and illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers. Smoot the shadow has been living a yawn-filled life for years. His boy never laughs and never leaps, so Smoot never does either . . . until the day he pops free, and decides to hit the road in search of the life he dreams about. And as he enjoys his first colorful day—singing, dancing, and playing—other shadows watch him, and they become brave, too. The frog's shadow takes the shape of a prince, the dragonfly's shadow that of a dragon. Even the rock's shadow gets in on the excitement. But what will become of the timid beings their shadows have left behind? Will they finally be inspired to find their own daring?

If You Want to See a Whale

If You Want to See a Whale
Author: Julie Fogliano
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1596437316
ISBN 13: 9781596437319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If You Want to See a Whale Book Review:

Advises the reader about what to do, and not do, in order to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient.

Teacup

Teacup
Author: Rebecca Young
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 0735227861
ISBN 13: 9780735227866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teacup Book Review:

A stunning picture book that addresses life’s big journeys with hope, beauty, and reassurance School Library Journal [STARRED REVIEW!] “[A] moving, allegorical tale… inspiring reflection and empathy” Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW!] “A potent discussion starter… Enchanting, beautiful, and full of hope. “ Booklist [STARRED REVIEW!] “A lyrical tale of leaving home and finding a new one…Thought-provoking and arrestingly beautiful.” A boy must leave his home and find another. He brings with him a teacup full of earth from the place where he grew up, and sets off to sea. Some days, the journey is peaceful, and the skies are cloudless and bright. Some days, storms threaten to overturn his boat. And some days, the smallest amount of hope grows into something glorious. At last, the boy finds land, but it doesn't feel complete . . . until another traveler joins him, bearing the seed to build a new home. With lyrical text and gorgeous artwork, this poignant picture book is perfect for discussing all of life’s toughest challenges—a big move, a divorce, long-distance separation, or even the current refugee crisis—in a way that’s reassuring and inspiring for children and adults alike.

The Town of Turtle

The Town of Turtle
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1328557030
ISBN 13: 9781328557032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Town of Turtle Book Review:

In Turtle's shell there's room for only one. But in Turtle's heart, there is room for everyone! This tale of a lonely turtle who comes out of his shell to find friendship and community celebrates diversity and inclusion. When a solitary turtle decides to make some renovations to his shell, he doesn’t have a blueprint, only a dream for a better life. He starts by building a deck—though he figures the deck could use a fireplace. And a fireplace needs wood, so naturally, he plants a garden. But it isn’t really a garden without a pond . . . Soon, Turtle can barely recognize his own shadow. Finally satisfied with the intricate world upon his back, word begins to spread of the magical “Town of Turtle,” attracting newcomers from far and wide. All are welcome in Turtle’s town, where life is a little less lonely, if only you come out of your shell.

Infidel

Infidel
Author: Pornsak Pichetshote
Publsiher: Image Comics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN 10: 1534311890
ISBN 13: 9781534311893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infidel Book Review:

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Best-selling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing, Daytripper, The Unwritten) makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow, James Bond: Felix Leiter), award-winning colorist and editor JOSE VILLARRUBIA (Batman: Year 100, Spider-Man: Reign) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS). Like nothing I've read beforeÉ Highly recommended. STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night, WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD) Believable horror that's as unsettling as it is beautiful to look at. JOCK (WYTCHES) "Brilliant horror with a terrifying contemporary resonance. This feels way, way too real." - MIKE CAREY (Lucifer) Collects INFIDEL #1-5

Beyond the Laughing Sky

Beyond the Laughing Sky
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN 10: 1101600098
ISBN 13: 9781101600092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Laughing Sky Book Review:

In the tradition of E. B. White and Kate DiCamillo comes the magical and moving story of a bird-like boy who longs to fly Ten-year-old Nashville doesn’t feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds? With an ear for language and a gift for storytelling, Michelle Cuevas will remind fans of Stuart Little and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon that anything is possible. Even flying.

Off Away

Off   Away
Author: Cale Atkinson
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN 10: 136804171X
ISBN 13: 9781368041713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off Away Book Review:

How would you get mail if you lived in the middle of the sea? It's Jo's dad's job to deliver it, taking bottles wherever they need to go. He always comes home with exciting stories to tell -- but Jo is far too afraid to go out on the ocean herself. Until Dad gets a bad sea cold, that is. With no one but Jo to deliver the bottles, she must find her courage and set sail alone. As she embarks on her mission, her fears just might be replaced with new friendships . . . and grand stories of her own. With beautiful, atmospheric art and endearing new characters by author-illustrator Cale Atkinson, this picturebook is a treasure.

Imagine a City

Imagine a City
Author: Elise Hurst
Publsiher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 1101934581
ISBN 13: 9781101934586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine a City Book Review:

You are invited into a stunning and dreamlike voyage into the imagination—ideal for fans of Chris Van Allsburg and the Caldecott Honor Book Journey by Aaron Becker. Imagine a world without edges . . . where bunnies and bears ride bicycles, lions read books, and buses are fish that fly through the clouds. In the city of imagination, anything is possible, and an outing with their mother brings a world of adventure to two lucky children. With simple, evocative, rhyming text and page after page of unusual and mystical details to explore, this is a story that encourages readers to open their minds and dream of magical places filled with the unexpected. Enter a world of the past, present, and future, where wonders exist that we never thought possible. . . . "Who could resist hanging out with gargoyles while sipping tea?"—Kirkus "Hurst’s sweeping pen-and-ink illustrations suggest a combination of midtown Manhattan and Hogwarts. . . . [Her] engrossing mashups of the urban and the fantastical present no shortage of fuel for readers’ own imaginations."—Publishers Weekly "Imagination reigns in this flight of fantasy . . . Rabbits read newspapers, fish fly, and trees grow out of pictures. Readers will have tea with gargoyles and float on lily pad rafts, see books and umbrellas float by, walk among lions and bears, or ride on a fish bus with a bear conductor."—Booklist

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1484750012
ISBN 13: 9781484750018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty and the Beast Book Review:

Beauty asks for little, finding joy in simple things and the company of her father. The Beast, shut away from the world in his great stone castle, knows only loneliness. Brought together by a stolen rose, each finds that love may call for sacrifice, but true love can bloom in even the darkest places. Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant tells a classic tale of bravery and transformation with stunning, lyrical prose, accompanied by Meg Park's soft yet vibrant illustration

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 1429969806
ISBN 13: 9781429969802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant Book Review:

Ever since he was an infant, Pigeon Jones has lived on the back of an artistically gifted white elephant named Birch. Birch is a loving father, but that doesn't stop Pigeon from wondering about the human parents who abandoned him. Birch has dreams, too—of being a well-known artist, and of finding the acrobat he fell in love with while they performed together in a circus years ago. And so, on Pigeon's tenth birthday, their search for fame and lost loves begins. Pigeon and Birch paint their way across the world, dodging an evil circus ringleader, freeing zoo animals, and befriending singing hoboes along the way. But when they reach the end of their journey, Birch must master the most difficult art of all: letting go and allowing his beloved Pigeon to stand on his own two feet.

Before Morning

Before Morning
Author: Joyce Sidman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1328686094
ISBN 13: 9781328686091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Morning Book Review:

There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day — a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together. In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend
Author: Michelle Cuevas
Publsiher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0525427554
ISBN 13: 9780525427551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend Book Review:

"When Jacques Papier discovers he's imaginary, he sets off on a journey to find his true home"--

Making Their Own Peace

Making Their Own Peace
Author: Ann Nicholls Madsen
Publsiher: Lantern Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1590560477
ISBN 13: 9781590560471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Their Own Peace Book Review:

Every year since 1968, Madsen has returned to Jerusalem. She became intimately familiar with the city she loved at first sight, yet as she came to know the women of Jerusalem-Muslims, Jews, and Christians-she wondered at their courage and persistence. The result of her questions is this primer for peace, illustrating the lives of twelve women who have made their homes and lives in this troubled and beloved city. The twelve women profiled in this book represent thousands of women who live and work every day in Jerusalem, where, without waiting for political negotiations to succeed, they have found their own ways to make peace.

Swashby and the Sea

Swashby and the Sea
Author: Beth Ferry
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0544707370
ISBN 13: 9780544707375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swashby and the Sea Book Review:

No-nonsense Captain Swashby is used to the sea meeting all of his needs and when, after his retirement, new neighbors disturb his solitary life, the sea helps in just the right way.

Shy

Shy
Author: Deborah Freedman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 0698192540
ISBN 13: 9780698192546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shy Book Review:

A dazzlingly beautiful book about shyness from the author of Blue Chicken, The Story of Fish and Snail, and By Mouse and Frog! Shy loves birds. He'd love to watch them fly and hear them sing, but he's only ever read about them in books. . .until a real bird comes along. He's dying to meet her, but there's just one problem: Shy is, well, shy--so shy, in fact, that he's afraid to leave the gutter of the book. Can Shy overcome his fears and venture out onto the page? This sweetly relatable picture book from the acclaimed Deborah Freedman speaks to every child who's ever felt like hiding instead of facing the daunting world.

The Rainbabies

The Rainbabies
Author: Laura Krauss Melmed
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2004-03-16
ISBN 10: 0688151132
ISBN 13: 9780688151133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rainbabies Book Review:

On a moonlit night. . . In the magic of a moonshower, a childless couple finds a dozen tiny babies in a meadow. Written in classic folktale tradition, illustrated with astonishing paintings, The Rainbabies is woven from magic and moonbeams.

Flotsametrics and the Floating World

Flotsametrics and the Floating World
Author: Curtis Ebbesmeyer,Eric Scigliano
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061971154
ISBN 13: 9780061971150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flotsametrics and the Floating World Book Review:

“Ebbesmeyer’s goal is noble and fresh: to show how the flow of ocean debris around the world reveals ‘the music’ of the world’s oceans.” —New York Times Book Review Through the fascinating stories of flotsam, one of the Earth’s greatest secrets is revealed. In Flotsametrics and the Floating World, maverick scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer details how his obsession with floating garbage—from rubber ducks to discarded Nike sneakers—helped to revolutionize ocean science. Scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, host of CBC TV’s “The Nature of Things,” calls Flotsametrics and the Floating World “Science and storytelling at its very best.” “A very enjoyable, if at times dark, book” (Nature), it is must reading for anyone interested in Oceanography, Environmental Science, and the way our world works.

This Is Our Baby Born Today

This Is Our Baby  Born Today
Author: Varsha Bajaj
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 0698175220
ISBN 13: 9780698175228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Our Baby Born Today Book Review:

A baby is born and the world rejoices! With a loving mama, a trumpeting herd, curious cousins, and even some dancing peacocks heralding this little one’s arrival, it is apparent that the joy and wonder a new baby brings is shared by all! Varsha Bajaj’s lilting prose and Eliza Wheeler’s enchanting scenes of a wide-eyed baby elephant and its smitten family celebrate the importance of family and community in every child’s life. Set in the lush wilds of India, this is an endearing, beautifully illustrated tribute to little ones getting their first warm welcome to the world.