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Charlotte And The Rock

My whole family loves Charlotte and the Rock, a charming, instant-classic children’s book. When this little girl wants to get a pet, her parents surprise her with a pet (rock)! Still, she tries to look at the bright side: good listener, hypoallergenic, and...

Alexander Hamilton

With the winning Broadway show, his restored $10 bill, and more, Alexander Hamilton is certainly having a moment right now. Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America is a well-written and engaging young-adult telling of his life’s story helps make clear how this...

Unicorns, Goats, Origami + Book Reviews

With super high-quality printing and top-notch illustrations throughout this must be one of the the highest quality activity book I’ve ever seen. The activities and imagery revolve around both unicorns and Christmas, with about 100 pages of activities and fun....

Today I Feel

Today I Feel . . .: An Alphabet of Feelings This charming picture book is one of my children’s favorites. It is a simple ABC, with each letter denoting various feelings — rather than simple emotions. Some are quite complex. For instance, N is for Nervous,...

The Metropolitans

This historical fiction book for kids reminds me of the many classic books I most enjoyed as a young person. I don’t see so many of those high-quality and high-adventure books being written lately, so this is a welcome shout-out, and may prove to be something of...