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If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World’s People

:// BYU ScholarsArchive Citation - Article 26 Author David J. Smith Illustrator Shelagh Armstrong Reviewer Bailey Ondricek Rating Excellent Level Intermediate Pages 32 Year 2002

Calling My Name

Calling My Name Bailey Ondricek Follow this and additional works at: BYU ScholarsArchive Citation Author Liara Tamani Illustrator Reviewer Bailey Ondricek

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Paloma’s father died when she was only three years old. Almost ten years later, she’s visiting his homeland, Mexico, for the very first time with her mom. Gathering memories about her father on index cards, she collects whatever information she can to solve the mystery of who he was, but this is not the only mystery Paloma will decode this summer. After meeting twins Gale and...

What are Race and Racism?

What are Race and Racism? is a perfect introduction to historical and modern racial oppression for the young reader. This thin chapter book begins by citing a modern issue of racism, looking back on the history of racism and describing its evolution over time, and then revisiting modern problems and solutions. The sensible flow of the book provides a great overview for those who...

Willow and the Wedding

Uncle Ash used to be a magnificent dancer, but he hasn’t danced since he was a teenager. After being made fun of for his dancing in the school play, he has resigned himself to foot-tapping on the sidelines. His niece Willow is determined to remind him how wonderful it was to dance so he can be ready when the music starts at his upcoming wedding to David.

Sense Pass King: A Story from Cameroon

Although she is the child of simple farmers, Ma’anta’s wisdom is unlike anything the villagers have ever seen. Speaking all of the languages of the seven villages as well as that of the animals, she is even smarter than the king. Intimidated by her brilliance, he attempts to kill her and exploit her talents; however, Ma’anta proves her wisdom and skill to be more powerful than...

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Anna’s mother died the day after giving birth to Caleb. It has been years now since that day, but Caleb, Anna, and Papa have missed her dearly and are looking for a new mother to come to their home. Sarah, who describes herself as 'plain and tall,

Who's in the Jungle

Who’s in the Jungle by Judy Nayer is a charming, sing-song story that introduces young readers to a slew of exciting animals in their traipse through thick of the forest. The story repeats the phrase “Someone’s in the jungle, who can it be?” and guides the reader through the various jungle animals, from monkeys to birds to lion cubs, revealing, in the end, a charming child...

Marley Dias Gets it Done: And So Can You!

Marley Dias shares her lessons learned in social activism, having created her own platform to put more books featuring black, female protagonists into the hands of students nationwide. This modern, brightly colored motivational book is a vibrant mix between an autobiography, a self-help book, and an advice column. Reading almost as a magazine article, the cute pull-out quotes...

I Want a Monster!

Winnie wants her very own pet monster. While her father is concerned about the level of responsibility this poses, Winnie reassures him book-in-hand that she has done the research and is prepared to take care of the monster. The resulting adventures in monster misbehavior have Winnie running back to her book to know just what to do next.

The Hate U Give

hTe H Bailey Ondricek Follow this and additional works at: BYU ScholarsArchive Citation Author Angela Thomas Illustrator Reviewer Bailey Ondricek Rating

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

:// BYU ScholarsArchive Citation - Article 9 Author Arden Rose Illustrator Reviewer Bailey Ondricek Rating Dependable Level Young Adult Pages 108 Year 2018 Publisher Harper Collins

If you Take a Mouse to the Movies

This book is a reliable addition to the If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Mouse a Cookie, etc. legacy, but with a charming holiday twist. In the story the mouse convinces the little boy to bring him to the movies, the movie popcorn includes string to make a garland, and it’s all winter fun from there. The boy and mouse go on to build snowmen, decorate a Christmas tree, and so forth...

I Hate Picture Books

Max hates his picture books. They’re always getting him in trouble! Green ham was NOT a good idea, eating it made him throw up all over the kitchen. Book after book has caused a different problem for Max, so he has decided to throw them all away. That is, until he remembers just how much he loves them after all.