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Reviews from
CCBC - Cooperative Children's Book Center
 
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August 2013

Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Abigail Halpin 
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic
Atheneum, 2013.

 

July 2013

Andrea Cheng,
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet
Lee and Low, 2013.

Cynthia Kadohata
The Thing about Luck
Atheneum / Simon & Schuster, 2013.

June 2013

Arthur Flowers, illustrated by Manu Chitrakar, 
I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Groundwood, 2013.

Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell,
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
Houghton Mifflin / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

May 2013

Jen Bryant,
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
Alfred N. Knopf, 2013.

March 2013

Blue Balliett,
Hold Fast
Scholastic, 2013.

Anthony Browne,
One Gorilla: A Counting Book
Candlewick Press, 2013.

February 2013

S.D. Nelson,
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story
Abrams, 2012.

Warren St. John,
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town
Delacorte Press, 2012.

January 2013

Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis,
Each Kindness
Putnam, 2012.

Zeina Abirached, translated by by Edward Gauvin from the French
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return
Graphic Universe, 2012.

December 2012

Anushka Ravishankar, illustrated by Kanyika Kini,
The Rumor
Tundra Books, 2012.

Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin,
Zora! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
Clarion / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

November 2012

Fridrik Erlings, translated from the Icelandic by the author,
Fish in the Sky
Candlewick Press, 2012

Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell,
Little Dog Lost
Atheneum, 2012.

 

October 2012

Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont,
Lulu and the Duck in the Park
Albert Whitman, 2012.

Lesléa Newman,
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
Candlewick Press, 2012.

September 2012

Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Lauren Castillo,
Happy Like Soccer
Candlewick Press, 2012.

Cynthia Grady, illustrated by Michele Wood
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
Eerdmans, 2012.

July 2012

Debby Slier,
Cradle Me
Star Bright Books, 2012.

Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So,
Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems
Chronicle, 2012.

May 2012

Ginnie Lo, illustrated by Beth Lo,
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic
Lee and Low, 2012.

April 2012

Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Ann Tanksley,
My Heart Will Not Sit Down
Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

March 2012

Grace Lin,
Dumpling Days
Little, Brown, 2012.

Christopher Paul Curtis,
The Mighty Miss Malone
Wendy Lamb Books / Random House, 2012.

February 2012

Bob Graham,
A Bus Called Heaven
Candlewick Press, 2012.

Frank Cottrell Boyce,
The Unforgotten Coat
Candlewick Press, 2011.

December 2011

Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth,
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
Lee & Low, 2011.

Jane Ray,
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Candlewick Press, 2011.

October 2011

Ken Kimura, illustrated by Yasunari Murakami,
999 Tadpoles
North-South, 2011 (US Edition).

Winifred Conkling,
Sylvia and Aki
Tricycyle Press, 2011.

July 2011

Michael Williams,
Now Is the Time for Running
Little, Brown, 2011.

June 2011

Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Rafael López,
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred
Charlesbridge, 2010.

May 2011

Durga Bernhard,
While You Are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Time Around the World
Charlesbridge, 2010.

April 2011

Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist,
The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Amistad / HarperCollins, 2010.

January 2011

Monica Brown, illustrated by Magaly Morales,
Chavela and the Magic Bubble
Clarion, 2010.

Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Gwen Strauss, iIllustrated by Floyd Cooper,
Ruth and the Green Book
Carolrhoda, 2010.

Amy Ignatow,
The Popularity Pages: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
Abrams, 2010.

November
2010

Lauren McNeil,
Dark Water
Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Sundee T. Frazier,
The Other Half of My Heart
Delacorte Press, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Jeanette Winter,
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
Beach Lane Books, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

October
2010

Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia,
Anna Hibiscus
Hooray for Anna Hibiscus

Kane/Miller 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Anjali Banerjee,
Seaglass Summer
Wendy Lamb Books, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Grace Lin,
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same
Little, Brown, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

September
2010

Fawzia Gilani-Williams, illustrated by Proiti Roy,
Nabeel's New Pants: an Eid Tale
Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Stuart Stotts, illustrated by Terrance Cummings,
We Shall Overcome: A Song that Changed the World
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Karen Lynn Williams, illustrated by Floyd Cooper,
A Beach Tail
Boyds Mills Press, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

August
2010

Kate Aver Avraham, illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien,
What Will You Be, Sara Mee?
Charlesbridge, 2010.
reviewed by Carling Febry

Laura Resau,
Star in the Forest
Delacorte Press, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Jewell Parker Rhodes,
Ninth Ward
Little, Brown, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Derek Kirk Kim,
Prime Baby
Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

June
2010

Isol, translated by Elisa Amado,
Petit, the Monster
Groundwood Books, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

May
2010

Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall,
Big Red Lollipop
Viking, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

April
2010

Linda Glaser, illustrated by Claire A. Nivola,
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Paula Young Shelton, illustrated by Raul Colón,
Child of the Civil Rights Movement
Schwartz & Wade, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

March 2010

Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye,
Time You Let Me In
Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2010.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Kashmira Sheth,
Boys Without Names
Balzer & Bray, 2010.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

February 2010

Guadalupe Rivera Marín, illustrated by Diego RiveraKashmira Sheth,
My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art / Mi papa Diego y yo: Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte
Children’s Book Press, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Rita Williams-Garcia,
One Crazy Summer
Amistad / HarperCollins, 2010.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

January 2010

Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney,
Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride
Disney / Jump at the Sun Books, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

November 2009

Avis Harley, photographed by Deborah Noyes,
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgewise
Candlewick Press, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Langston Hughes, photographed by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
My People
Ginny Seo Books / Atheneum, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

September 2009

Jorge Argueta, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng,
Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup
Groundwood Books, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Kimiko Kajikawa, illustrated by Ed Young,
Tsunami!
Philomel, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

May
2009

Ashley Bryan,
Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song
Antheneum, 2009.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

March
2009

Jeanette Winter,
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
Harcourt, 2008.
reviewed by Tessa Michaelson

December 2008

Moying Li,
Snow Falling on China: Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

October
2008

Paula  Yoo,
Good Enough
HarperTeen, 2008.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

September
2008

Gina  Capaldi,
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero
Carolrhoda, 2008.
reviewed by Tessa Michaelson

Uri  Shulevitz,
How I Learned Geography
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

Mariko  Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki,
Skim
Groundwood, 2008.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

June
2008

Lucia  Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre,
The Storyteller's Candle
Children’s Book Press, 2008.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

April
2008

Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou, illustrated by Julie Klear Essakalli,
The Butter Man
Charlesbridge, 2008.
reviewed by Jan Greenberg

Edited by Jan Greenberg,
Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Naomi Shihab Nye,
Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose
Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2008.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

January
2008

Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones,
Those Shoes
Candlewick Press, 2007.

Ying Chang Compestine,
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party
Henry Holt, 2007.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Laura Resau,
Red Glass
Delacorte, 2007.
reviewed by Merri V. Lindgren

December
2007

Derek Kirk Kim, iIllustrated by Jesse Hamm,
Good as Lily
Minx / DC Comics, 2007.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

November
2007

Shaun Tan,
The Arrival
Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, 2007.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

August
2007
Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Fourney,
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Little, Brown, 2007.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning
March
2007
Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan,
Rickshaw Girl
Charlesbridge, 2007.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
January
2007

Alan Gratz,
Samurai Shortstop
Dial, 2006.
reviewed by Merri V. Lindgren

Ann Jaramillo,
La Línea
Roaring Brook Press, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Gene Luen Yang,
American Born Chinese
First Second, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

October
2006

Shari Becker, illustrated by Nicole Wong,
Maxwell's Mountain
Charlesbridge, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Robin Cruise, illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen,
Little Mamá Forgets
Melanie Kroupa Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales,
Los Gatos Black on Halloween
Henry Holt, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

June
2006

Cynthia Kadohata,
Weedflower
Atheneum, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

March
2006

Joanne Oppenheim,
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference
Scholastic, 2006.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Lenore Look, illustrated by Yumi Heo,
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding
Anne Schwartz / Atheneum, 2006.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

December
2005

Ginger Foglesong Guy, illustrated by René King Moreno,
Siesta
Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2005.
reviewed by Merri V. Lindgren

Sam Williams, illustrated by Mique Moriuchi,
Talk Peace
Holiday House, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Jeanette Winter,
The Librarian of Basra: A True Iraq Story
Published by Harcourt, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott,
Show way
Putnam, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Ruth Jeyaveeran,
The Happiest Tree
Lee & Low, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Stuart Stotts,
Books in a Box: Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of Wisconsin
Big Valley Press, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Louise Erdrich,
The Game of Silence
HarperCollins, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Lori Marie Carlson,
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States
Henry Holt, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Benjamin Alire  Sáenz,
Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood
Cinco Puntos Press , 2004.
reviewed by Hollis  Rudiger

Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy,
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
Charlesbridge, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Cynthia Kadohata,
Kira-Kira
Atheneum, 2004.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Jon J Muth,
Zen Shorts
Scholastic Press, 2005.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

D.H. Figueredo, illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez,
When This World Was New
Lee & Low, 1999.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning


2004 Grace Lin,
Fortune Cookie Fortunes
Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Yuyi Morales,
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Chronicle Books, 2003.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Linda Sue Park, Illustrated by Julie Downing,
The Firekeeper's Son
Clarion, 2004.
Reviewed by Merri V. Lindgren

Anuskha Ravishankar, illustrated by Pulak Biswas,
Tiger on a Tree
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2004.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Kasmira Sheth,
Blue Jasmine
Hyperion, 2004.
Reviewed by Kathleen Horning

Pamela S. Turner, Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene,
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Reviewed by Megan Schliesman

Lisa Yee,
Millicent Min: Girl Genius
Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press, 2003.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

September 2003 Cathryn Falwell,
Butterflies for Kiri
Lee & Low, 2003.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
August
2003
Karen Levine,
Hana's Suitcase: A True Story
Albert Whitman, 2003.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman,
May
2003
Sheila Hamanaka,
Grandparents' Song
Harper Collins, 2003.
reviewed by Merri V. Lindgren
December 2002 Jean Davies Okimoto and Elaine M. Aoki, illustrated by Meilo So,
The White Swan Express: A Story about Adoption
Clarion, 2002.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
October 2002 Nancy Farmer,
The House of the Scorpion
Atheneum, 2002.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
July
2002
Sonya Hartnett,
Thursday's Child
Candlewick Press, 2002.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
May
2002

Linda Sue Park,
When My Name Was Keoko: A Novel of Korea in World War II
Clarion, 2002.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

April
2002

Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan,
Frida
Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic Press, 2002.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

February 2002

Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Anita DeLucio-Brock,
Grandma and Me at the Flea - Los meros meros remateros
Children's Book Press, 2002.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

January 2002

Rhoda Blumberg,
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of A Japanese Boy
HarperCollins, 2001.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning

December 2001 Francisco X. Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez,
Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems - Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno
Clarion, 2002.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
August 2001 Linda Sue Park,
A Single Shard
Clarion, 2001.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
June
2001
Markus Zusak,
Fighting Ruben Wolfe
Arthur Levine / Scholastic, 2001.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning
April
2001
Lenore Look, illustrated by Yumi Heo,
Henry's First-Moon Birthday
Anne Schwartz / Atheneum, 2001.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning
March 2001 Antonio Skármeta, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, translated from the Spanish by Elisa Amado,
The Composition
Groundwood, 2000.
reviewed by Kathleen T. Horning
October 2000 Pam Muñoz Ryan,
Esperanza Rising
Scholastic, 2000.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
March 1999 Juan Felipe Herrera,
CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse
University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
reviewed by Ginni Moore Kruse

Louise Erdrich,
The Birchbark House
Hyperion, 1999.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

January 1999 Matthew Gollub, illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone,
Cool Melons - Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa
Lee & Low, 1998.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
October 1998 Susan Kuklin,
Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery
Henry Holt, 1998.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
May 1998 Joan Abelove,
Go and Come Back
DK Ink, 1998.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
January 1998 Ji-Li Jiang,
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
HarperCollins, 1997.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman
August 1997

Francisco X. Alarcón, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez,
Laughing Tomatoes, and Other Spring Poems - Jitomates risuenos, y otros poemas de primavera
Children's Book Press, 1997.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

January 1997

Kazumi Yumoto, translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano,
The Friends
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.
reviewed by Megan Schliesman

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