Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 2,889)

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get it Together (Sort Of)

Viral YouTuber Arden Rose chronicles her personal experiences with accompanying advice for the young and bewildered adult. Raised with highly religious parents, Arden finds herself departing from their views for a markedly more modern, internet-fueled, liberal perspective on life, sex, and personal expression. She allows the reader to share some of the more intimate details of...

A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers

Join twenty-four women explorers and adventurers as they dive into the deep sea, summit Mt. Everest and other peaks, discover new plants and animals, cross the world in a yacht, explore the Amazon River, catch venomous snakes, save endangered species, and venture through forest canopies. These women are diverse, coming from various countries, ethnicities, family situations, age...

A Lion Is a Lion

Is a lion still a lion if he wears a hat? And what about if he carries an umbrella? Readers follow this silly lion, once fierce, through a series of funny what-ifs, making the lion seem positively innocent and friendly. However, once he's come into your house, danced, sang, and sat down for lunch, he might remember he's a lion, and suddenly his smile turns sharp and scary! So if...

A House That Once Was

In silence with secrets, a house sits nestled in the woods. Two children find it and climb through a broken window and wander and wonder about what this house was and who lived inside. Where have the people gone who used to call this place their home? How long will the house wait for them to come home? They climb back out the window and return to their own cozy home, while back...

A Girl Like That

This story is as jarring as its beginning. The book opens at a car crash, showing the mangled bodies of Zarin, the reckless troublemaker, and Porus, a broad-shouldered Indian boy. The book then works backwards, through the perspective of four teens and a cloud of rumors and reputations towards the events leading up to the accident. The story explains how Zarin; orphaned...

10 True Tales: Surviving Sharks and Other Dangerous Creatures

In 10 True Tales: Surviving Sharks, children have crossed paths with different creatures around the world and have traumatic experiences with each. The first chapter explains how fatal incidences with animals are extremely rare compared to everyday accidents or fatal encounters with the domesticated dog. Even so, this chapter explains that allowing animals to roam free in the...

Words and Your Heart

Words and Your Heart reminds us just how powerful words can be. The book talks about how words can help us describe detail or explain how things work. They can even be used to influence others positively, depending on how we use them. We can use our words to brighten someone’s day, or inspire them to keep trying when life gets hard. However, if we’re not careful our words can...

Where's The Baby? A Spotting Book

This great little book that is full of animals and has a hidden animal baby on each page. Each search begins with a rhyming paragraph about the animal followed by another rhyming paragraph that challenges the reader to find the hidden infant, sometimes with a clue. On the last page the reader's challenge is to find two, twins!

Whale Talk

T.J. Jones is an athlete, but he’s not a jerk. At Cutter High School, athletics are everything, and the best athletes get away with everything, inside and outside of school. When one of T.J.’s favorite teachers recruits him to help form a swimming team, T.J. makes it his mission to turn some of the biggest outcasts in school into athletes. If all of these guys letter in swimming...

We Love Dinosaurs

Most everybody has loved dinosaurs at some point in their childhood and here is a picture book for this generation of dino-lovers! Each page rhymes with facts about dinosaurs that you may or may not already know. Some are big, some are small. Some eat meat and some like their veggies. Some dinosaurs move quickly while others plod along. This is a poem that shares dino-facts...

Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World

Ever wonder what the difference between a bay and a cape was? Or have no idea what the term isthmus means? With uniquely cut pages and a glossary of definitions, this book sets out to help readers understand what the terms we use to refer to land and water forms are and what they mean.

The Truth About Hippos

How much do you know about hippos? After reading Maxwell Eaton III’s fun and factual picture book, The Truth About Hippos, you’re guaranteed to know a whole lot more. This book teaches young readers all about the majestic hippopotamus: what they eat, where they live, and some seriously silly facts about their unique habits (including information about hippo poop, which is sure to...

The Storymakers #3: Banished

Rexi is in Camelot trying to put an end to Gwen’s tyrannical rule. Modred is helping her in the hopes of using the grail to rewrite his own story. Kato is dead and his body is now being used by Morte to take over the world of Story. Dot wakes up from a coma in Kansas and is told her life in Story is just her imagination. Rexi struggles with the fate of Story as Hydra guides her...

The Storymakers #2: Wanted

The world of Story is in shambles thanks to Princess Dorthea’s wish. Chimera Mountain has exploded, leaving Kato’s kingdom destroyed and his surviving subjects without a home. Dorthea is struggling with the weight of the curse and the fire within that is driving her closer to the edge, while Rexi is having memories stripped away each time she dies and Dorthea revives her. With...

The Storymakers #1: Spelled

Princess Dorthea meets Prince Kato at the ball for wishing. It’s hate a first sight, but during the ball, their engagement is announced. Dorthea then makes her wish for the night and turns everything in the world of Story on its heels. Her parents are banished to a foreign world, Kato is turned into a lion-puppy-monster, and she becomes a hunted fugitive with the servant girl...

The Nightmare Club #2: Mirrored

In this continuation of the Nightmare Club, Annie Graves and the rest of the members meet to listen to the scariest stories imaginable. This story is told by Karen, about her friend Abbey. Karen and Abbey used to be friends, but Karen noticed that Abbey became mean and uninterested in their friendship. Karen explains that Abbey met a girl in her bedroom mirror, named Bee, who...

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Tulane is a china rabbit who belongs to a little girl named Abilene. While her family is traveling by ship, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard, where he reflects on his life with Abilene and how he never returned her affection. Eventually Edward is found and taken home by a fisherman and learns to observe his owners and pick up on their emotion. Many years of...

The Mighty Dynamo

Noah Murphy wants to be a professional soccer player more than anything in the world. If he can make enough money, his dad can come back from working far away and live with him and his sister again. The way he sees it, the only way to get there is to win the Schools’ World Cup, get scouted, and get on the professional pitch. But then Noah gets banned from his team. Luckily, the...

The Itchy Book

A turtle rests in front of a sign that says, "Dinosaurs do not itch.

The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael

There is something odd about this bus. Not just the people on it, but the bus itself. It is hungry. It is hungry for meat! Michael is undaunted. His grandmother needs her pet and Michael is going to get it to her, no matter what it takes. In a silly twist, Grandma's pet eats the bus driver and Michael McMichael is saved!

The First Rule of Punk

Malú is moving away from her home of Florida to live with her mom in Chicago and leaving behind her record shop-owning, punk rock father. At least Malú has her creativity for making zines to help her navigate the journey. Malú often feels confused about her identity. She refers to her mother as “SuperMexican” because she is always trying to transform rebellious punk Malú into a...

The Crystal Ribbon

Li Jing is a eleven-year-old girl growing up on a poor farm in rural China during the Song Dynasty. Her peers in the small town mock her for her name, because it is so similar to the five-tailed golden fox deity that protects their city: Huli Jing. Despite her father’s assurances that her name is powerful, Jing is embarrassed, but that doesn’t seem to matter as much when suddenly...

The Battle of the Vegetables

In The Battle of the Vegetables, readers get a glimpse of what life is really like in a vegetable farm. This story follows a group of carrots and a group of leeks as they tackle problems in the garden. The leeks confront an intruder, while the carrots try to escape the garden before an intruder arrives. At the end of the story, the carrots and the leeks face a challenge greater...

The Art of Feeling

Since the car accident which killed her mom and left her with a permanent and painful leg injury, Samantha Herring has been existing in a state of numbness and depression. That is, until she meets Eliot, a reckless misanthrope with a rare disorder that makes him unable to feel pain. When Sam rescues Eliot from a fight, they strike up a strange and wonderful friendship. Both are...

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

Holly Chase is dead. Sort of. When she was alive, she cared about image and money above all else. On Christmas Eve, she was visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, just like in A Christmas Carol. But unlike Ebenezer Scrooge, she didn’t do anything to change her life, and she died the next morning. Instead of transitioning to an afterlife, Holly was recruited...