Entries Tagged as 'Family'

The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook

August 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Kiddo and I read this book together over the summer. I never expected how much I would enjoy the narrator, Oona, and how I’d be drawn into the plot. Now that we’re done, I can say without hesitation that The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook ranks among my favorite chapter books […]

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The House that Baba Built

July 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China is a beautiful tribute to author Ed Young’s father and childhood home as well as it is a window into his own childhood. Young’s illustrations are a delightful collage of photos, sketches, and cutouts housing his memories of his family during the […]

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First Pooch

September 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I’m charmed by Carole Boston Weatherford’s picture book on how First Dog Bo became part of the First Family. Living in Washington, DC, my family and I are intimate with the president’s motorcade, helicopters, and even the National Christmas Tree on the south lawn. But the man himself? We know as much […]

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Animal Dads

June 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Beginning with the words, “Dads do many things,” this charming book by Sneed B. Collard III and Steve Jenkins draws parallels between the dads of other species and human dads. The use of the first person plural is inclusive, and invites readers to reflect on all the ways that dads make […]

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