2021 Reviews

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December 2021

If I Gave the World My Blanket by Justin Thompson

Sister Corita’s Words and Shapes by Jeanette Winter

Wildfire! by Ashley Wolff

Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip C. Stead

Parker Shines On: Another Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

Deer Santa by Hannah Eliot

Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light by Apryl Stott

Santa Jaws by Bridget Heos

Kids Can Bake: Recipes for Budding Bakers illus. by Esther Coombs

Hooray for Snowy Days! by Susan Kantor

Button Books Activity Books by Button Books

How Many Sleeps ‘Til Christmas? by Joff Brown & Gabriele Tafuni

Waffles and Pancake: Planetary-YUM by Drew Brockington

The Little Owl & The Big Tree: A Christmas Story by Jonah Winter & Jeanette Winter

Paperscapes: The Nutcracker by Lauren Holowaty & Margarida Esteves

Plume: World Explorer by Tania McCartney

The Stories Behind the Stories by Danielle Higley

Great Lives in Graphics by Button Books

Light For All by Margarita Engle

You Are Home by Mackenzie Porter

Tears & Tulle by Gina Bell

My Heart Grows by Jeffrey Burton

Winter Lullaby by Dianne White

A Walk in the Woods by Caroline L. Thornton

Dancing with Daddy by Anitra Rowe Schulte

Dash and Nikki and The Jellybean Game by Anthony C. Delauney

November 2021

Cat & Dog: A Tale of Opposites by Tullio Corda

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland

Robin Robin by Dan Ojari & Mikey Please

Thankful by Elaine Vickers

How to Find a Fox by Kate Gardner

Here Comes Fall! by Susan Kantor

Dolls and Trucks are for Everyone by Robb Pearlman

Ghostbusters: A Paranormal Picture Book by G. M. Berrow & J. M. Kehoe

A Christmas Too Big by Colleen Madden

The Story of You by Lisa Ann Scott

Geeky Baby’s Guide to Colors by Ruenna Jones

Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures by Joel Sartore & Debbie Levy

Trees by Tony Johnston

Help Mom Work From Home! by Diana Murray

Three Ways to be Brave: A Trio of Stories by Karla Clark

The Welcome Chair by Rosemary Wells

Mister Fairy by Morgane de Cadier

Dear Little One by Nina Laden & Melissa Castrillon

A Sari For Ammi by Mamta Nainy

Read Island by Nicole Magistro

Odd Beasts: Meet Nature’s Weirdest Animals by Laura Gehl

Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion by Stephen W. Martin

October 2021

I Love My Fur! by Kelly Leigh Miller

A Home Again by Colleen Rowan Kosinski

Knock Knock, Trick or Treat!: A Spooky Halloween Lift-the-Flap Book by Amy E. Sklansky

Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party by Erin Barker

Nom Nom Nom: A Yummy Book with Flaps by Jeffrey Burton

Vampenguin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

How to Hide a Ghost: A Lift-the-Flap Book by MacKenzie Haley

Boo! Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton

How to Help a Pumpkin Grow by Ashley Wolff

The World Book by Joe Fullman

The Witches Three Count On Me! by Yates Davis & Lynda Bouchard

Before We Sleep by Giorgio Volpe & Paolo Proietti

If Dominican Were A Color by Sili Recio

I’m a Feel-o-saur by Lezlie Evans

The Secret of the Magic Pearl by Elisa Sabatinelli

Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima

Who is a Scientist? by Laura Gehl

Annabel Karmel’s Fun, Fast & Easy Children’s Cookbook by Annabel Karmel

This Little Rainbow: A Love-Is-Love Primer by Joan Holub & Daniel Roode

Between the Lines by Lindsay Ward

Baby Monster by Andrea Pfeiffer & Erin Barker

September 2021

The Happy Book: Understanding Your Feelings & The Calm Book: Understanding Your Busy Brain by Alex Allan & Anne Wilson

Dangerous Jane: The Life and Times of Jane Addams, Crusader for Peace by Suzanne Slade

I Love You, Baby Burrito by Angela Dominguez

It Fell From the Sky by The Fan Brothers

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams

Grace and Box by Kim Howard

There Goes Patti McGee!: The Story of the First Women’s National Skateboard Champion by Tootie Nienow

Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor

Your Life Matters by Chris Singleton

Little Sleepy Solar System by Dr. John Hutton

A Song of Frutas by Margarita Engle

Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States by Sabrina Vourvoulias

I Miss Your Sunny Smile by Deb Adamson

Good Night, Good Night by Sandra Boynton

ABC, Rise Up and Be! by Annemarie Riley Guertin & Sandie Sonke

Step By Step by Alice B. McGinty

Run Like A Girl: 50 Extraordinary and Inspiring Sportswomen by Danielle Brown

Dragons Are the Worst! by Alex Willan

Science School: 30 Awesome STEM Experiments to Try At Home by Laura Minter & Tia Williams

We Wait For the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree & Katie McCabe

Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched Into History by Leah Henderson

August 2021

This Pretty Planet by Tom Chapin & John Forster

Goldibooks and the Wee Bear by Troy Wilson

Kids Can Cook: Fun and Yummy Recipes for Budding Chefs illus. by Esther Coombs

Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds

King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin by Stephen Costanza

You Be Daddy by Karla Clark

Unicorns Are The Worst! by Alex Willan

Meet Your School! by Cindy Jin

A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty

What in Dragon’s Backpack? & What’s in Unicorn’s Backpack? by Joan Holub

Pug & Pig and Friends by Sue Lowell Gallion

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford

Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks by Bonnie Tsui

Little Zoologist & Little Archaeologist by the Smithsonian Institute

Clever Zodiac Signs illus. by Alyona Achilova

100 Endangered Species by Rachel Hudson

Turkey Goes To School by Wendi Silvano

In My Life by John Lennon & Paul McCartney

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate

Beach Toys vs. School Supplies by Mike Ciccotello

July 2021

Hidden Treasure by Elly MacKay

Sleep, My Baby by Dr. Lena Allen-Shore & Jacques J. M. Shore

Oddbird by Derek Desierto

The Foodie Flamingo by Vanessa Howl

Deep In The Sea by Susan B. Katz

Music Is… by Stephen T. Johnson

Already A Butterfly: A Meditation Story by Julia Alvarez

Is Was by Deborah Freedman

Dad: The Man, The Myth, The Legend by Mifflin Lowe

Listen by Gabi Snyder

Sugar in Milk by Thrity Umrigar

The Caiman by María Eugenia Manrique

Curls by Ruth Forman

Death of Cupcake: A Child’s Experience With Loss by Susan Nicholas, MD

My First Book of the Cosmos by Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón & Eduard Altarriba

Nerdycorn by Andrew Root

June 2021

A Friend For Mole by Nancy Armo

Why A Daughter Needs a Mom by Gregory E. Lang

Arnie The Doughnut by Laurie Keller

Dr. Fauci: How a Boy From Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor by Kate Messner

Cougar Crossing: How Hollywood’s Celebrity Cougar Helped Build a Bridge for City Wildlife by Meeg Pincus

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Short & Sweet by Josh Funk

Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Mike Byrne

Good Night Little Monkey by L.B. Fogt

Wild Days: Outdoor Play For Young Adventurers by Richard Irvine

Wild About Dads by Diana Murray

Papa Brings Me The World by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Keeping The City Going by Brian Floca

When I Draw A Panda by Amy June Bates

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess

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