Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep – Calpurnia Tate-Girl Vet By:  Jacqueline Kelly This new chapter book series is based on the very successful middle grade book, THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE.  In the new series, Calpurnia helps animals both big and small.  Calpurnia is one of seven children growing up in rural Texas at the turn of […]

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We’re All Wonders

  We’re All Wonders Written and Illustrated by R.J. Palacio Many adults and elementary school children alike have read or at least heard of the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, the book about a little boy with facial abnormalities who enters public school for the first time in 5th grade.  The movie based on the […]

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Birds Make Nests

Birds Make Nests By:  Michael Garland  Birds make nest to keep their chicks and eggs safe.  The nests sheltering the eggs and chicks vary widely among different types of birds.  This introduction to bird nests is an excellent picture book for the youngest of readers.  The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has a cup-shaped nest while the Baltimore […]

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Pedro’s Mystery Club

Pedro’s Mystery Club By:  Fran Manushkin  The author of the Katie Woo series has come out with a spinoff.  Pedro is a friend of Katie and now he has his own series.  In PEDRO’S MYSTERY CLUB, Pedro decides to start a mystery-solving club because he has a new clubhouse in his backyard.  In this installment, […]

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Lucía the Luchadora

Lucía the Luchadora By Cynthia Leonor Garza Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez Lucía is a daring girl who wants to run, jump, and play superheroes, but the boys on the playground ignore her and tell her girls can’t be superheroes. When her abuela (grandmother) sees how upset Lucía is, she teaches her all about the special superheroes […]

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