Interstellar Cinderella

22875394Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: May 2015
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Fairytale Retelling, Feminism, Cinderella, Kindness


With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball–but when the prince’s ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue! Readers will thank their lucky stars for this irrepressible fairy tale retelling, its independent heroine, and its stellar happy ending.

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The Golden Glow – Benjamin Flouw

The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: May 15th, 2018
Publisher: Tundra Books
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Journey, Nature, Kindness


Fox loves nature. There’s nothing he enjoys more than reading about and picking flowers. One evening he comes across a rare specimen in his old botany book — the golden glow, a plant from the Wellhidden family, found only in the mountains . . . a plant that has yet to be described. Fascinated, Fox decides to set off on a quest in search of the mysterious Golden Glow. He packs his knapsack, a map, a compass, a flashlight, a sleeping bag and other items for his hike. Along the way Fox observes many different kinds of trees and plants. He also encounters woodland friends who help him make it to the summit of the mountain. But when Fox eventually stumbles upon the object of his quest, he makes a surprising decision. Continue reading

Claudia & Moth – Jennifer Hansen Rolli

Claudia & Moth by Jennifer Hansen RolliClaudia & Moth by Jennifer Hansen Rolli

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Publisher: Viking BFYR
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Art, Imagination, Seasons & Animals


A small girl with a passion for nature turns to her new passion for art as the seasons turn colder. Claudia loves butterflies. Blue ones. Yellow ones. Purple ones with dots. And since she can’t take them home, she paints them in all their beautiful colors. But when winter comes, there are no more butterflies to paint…until she finds a little moth. Suddenly, Claudia sees winter in a whole new light. Continue reading

The Pink Hat – Andrew Joyner

The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: December 2017
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Women’s March, Humor


Here is a clever story that follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women’s equality. Inspired by the 5 million people (many of them children) in 82 countries who participated in the 2017 Women’s March, Andrew Joyner has given us a book that celebrates girls and women and equal rights for all! Continue reading

The Little Pioneer – Adam Hancher

The Little Pioneer by Adam Hancher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Publisher: Doubleday BFYR
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Journey, Adventure


Children of all ages will be captivated by one brave girl’s adventures come to life as she relates the challenges, excitement, and dangers of the American frontier. Filled with drama and gorgeous, evocative illustrations, this first-person tale is a testament to the determination, solidarity, and courage of the early pioneers, each chasing their own American Dream. Continue reading

L’arbre des souhaits – Kyo Maclear

L' arbre des souhaitsL’arbre des souhaits de Kyo Maclear

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: Novembre 2016
Éditions: Scholastic
Sujets: Album illustré, Animaux, Hiver, Gentillesse


Charles aimerait tant trouver un arbre de souhaits! Même si son frère et sa soeur ne croient pas qu’une telle chose existe, il saisit son toboggan et part à l’aventure. Sa route sera semée d’expériences merveilleuses qui lui feront découvrir que les souhaits se réalisent parfois de façon inattendue. Continue reading

Uni the Unicorn – Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Animals, Dreams, Friendship


In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. Continue reading

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo

37186The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: February 14th, 2006
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Children’s Books, Love

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Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely.

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