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Book Review

The Dog Walk

by Danielle Ballantyne

A boy takes a dog for a walk through magical realms in this wordless seek-and-find book. The illustrations are an intricate delight for both children and their helpers, while finding the boy—in his red baseball cap—and his fluffy... Read More

Book Review

Defy the Night

by Danielle Ballantyne

The first volume of a new fantasy series from bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer, "Defy the Night" pivots around two young adults who are determined to regain control of their destinies. Kandala was already embroiled in infighting... Read More

Book Review

Poe and Lars

by Danielle Ballantyne

Like a sunset streaked across fresh snow, the colors of this story are as cozy as its message of taking care of others—and the planet. Decked in pink and yellow, Poe is a bright spot against the harshness of the Arctic, where she lives... Read More

Book Review

Comings and Goings

by Danielle Ballantyne

Alex is counting down the days until his summer vacation begins, when he will travel south all by himself to see his grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins. As he packs his bags, his extended family prepares for his arrival; their... Read More

Book Review

The Cute Penguin

by Danielle Ballantyne

A self-aware drawing of a penguin works his way through this tongue-in-cheek book in tandem with its readers, critiquing the cuteness of the artist’s renditions of animals. The cute penguin wants to look more like a real penguin, and... Read More

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