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New Releases: May 26, 2015

26 May

Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís

Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís


[**] A boy writes his grandpa all the fun he’s having over the summer. Mixed into the story is all the things he’s learning centering around ice cream like vocabulary, history, arithmetic, word problems, and even cartography.

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson

Touch the Brightest Star
by Christie Matheson


[***] Fans of Press Here will enjoy Christie Matheson’s second interactive book (after Tap the Magic Tree.) Readers will discover the magic of the night.

One Family by George Shannon, Illustrated by Blanca Gomez

One Family by George Shannon, Illustrated by Blanca Gomez


[***] I loved this one for its depiction of many kinds of family. I liked the diversity of the people depicted. I also enjoyed the concept of groups and sets and collections being counted as one. The endpapers have playful illustrations as well.
[We Need Diverse Books]

Available in paperback:
The Year of Billy MillerThe Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kevin Henkes’s The Year of Billy Miller just “shredded my heart.” Again, I’m astounded when grown-ups dismiss children’s books as light fare when we have something like this that perfectly captured the moments of everyday life in its simplicity and intricacy. Larger themes are touched upon in a story that is relatable, touching, and has an actual ending which some adult novels seem to not have.

View all my reviews

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post for more new releases!

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