100 Scope Notes
March 22, 2021 by Denise Davila
Found: The Journey of The Lost Package The Lost PackageWritten by Richard HoIllustrated by Jessica LanhanPublished by Roaring Book PressISBN: 978-1250231352 Grades K and up At the heart of Richard Ho and Jessica Lanhan’s fiction picturebook, The Lost Package, is the tribute to US postal workers that can be seen over the entrance to the […]
January 13, 2020 by Mary Ann Cappiello
For independent and curricular explorations, The Long Ride offers readers a snapshot of a girl, a city, and a country trying to forge a new identity and a foundation for the future.
May 20, 2019 by Katie Cunningham
In New Kid, Jerry Craft has taken the daily dramas of middle school life (cafeteria hierarchy, social anxieties, and tween hallway banter) to an arresting and devastatingly accurate new level. Offering hope for a more socially conscious, kinder tomorrow, New Kid should be required reading for every middle schooler (and middle school teacher) before the start of every school year.
April 23, 2018 by Grace Enriquez
Grace for Gus Written and illustrated by Harry Bliss Published by Katherine Tegen Books, 2018 Book Review At Midtown Elementary School in New York City, Grace’s class is raising money for the Gus Buddy Fund. Gus, the class guinea pig, spends most of his day in a cage and needs a friend. Spending much […]
March 19, 2018 by Mary Ann Cappiello
Islandborn/Lola: Edicion en espanol de ISLANDBORN Written by Junot Díaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa Published by Dial Books ISBN: 978-0735229860 (English)/ ISBN: 978-0525552819 (Spanish) All Ages Book Review “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was the school of faraway places.” But when her teacher asks her class to draw a picture of […]
February 13, 2017 by Erika Thulin Dawes
Winner of the 2017 Caldecott Award Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Written and Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe Published in 2016 by Little Brown ISBN 978-0-316-21388-2 Grades PreK – Grade 12 Book Review “Somewhere in Brooklyn, between hearts that thump, double Dutch, and hopscotch and salty mouths that slurp sweet ice, […]
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