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The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, And Grandma

Cat tries to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood aloud, but Dog keeps interrupting with silly questions. See the review at WOW Review, Volume VII, Issue 2  

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), England (UK), Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

The Story Starts Here!

Little Wolf has decided that today, things are going to be done differently. It will be a contrarian day. Why? Because he said so! He will stand, not sit, for dinner – and he’ll start with dessert. He’s going to play the piano with his toes and wear his pants on his head. And when […]

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), France, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Manëiìunëiìa (Manyunya)

The story about childhood, about two girls who are friends, Наре and Манюне, and their terrible and kind grandmother Manjuni and all of their relatives. See the review at WOW Review, Volume VII, Issue 2  

Other Descriptors: Armenia, Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14) » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

The Big Bad Wolf And Me

When the Big Bad Wolf is mistaken for a dog, he comes to live in a boy’s closet and eat chocolate chip cookies. See the review at WOW Review, Volume VII, Issue 2  

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), France, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

Playing A Part

Grishka has grown up in the closed world of a puppet theater in Russia, but now that world seems to be falling apart–his best friend needs an operation, financial difficulties are forcing people out, his homosexual friend Sam, the jester, is leaving for Holland and Grishka no longer knows what role he himself is playing.

Other Descriptors: Realistic Fiction, Russia, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

From There To Here

A little girl and her family have just moved across the country by train. Their new neighborhood in the city of Toronto is very different from their home in the Saskatchewan bush, and at first everything about “there” seems better than “here.” The little girl’s dad has just finished building a dam across the Saskatchewan […]

Other Descriptors: Canada, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), Realistic Fiction » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

“This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four […]

Other Descriptors: Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), United States of America » Themes: , , , , , » Leave a comment

Graffiti Knight

After a childhood cut short by war and the harsh strictures of Nazi Germany, sixteen-year-old Wilm is finally tasting freedom. In spite of the scars World War Two has left on his hometown, Leipzig, and in spite of the oppressive new Soviet regime, Wilm is finding his own voice. It’s dangerous, of course, to be […]

Other Descriptors: Germany, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

Beyond The Door

When mythical creatures appear, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold for Timothy, his sister Sarah, and school bully Jessica, who must defeat the powers of the Darkness.

Other Descriptors: England (UK), Fantasy, Intermediate (ages 9-14) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

Sarah And The People Of Sand River

Twelve-year-old Sarah is told by her widowed father that she must leave the Frog Bay wilderness and go to school in the city to learn to speak English, but when the family that she lives with is cold and cruel, keeping her out of school, she earns the angel-like protection of a wise raven.

Other Descriptors: Canada, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , , » Leave a comment
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