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Seven New Picture Book Biographies

Several new picture book biographies provide windows into the lives of remarkable women and men. I especially admire how the authors of many of these books present their subjects as resilient children who persevered through difficulties to become extraordinary adults … Continue reading

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Review: ANYBODY’S GAME: KATHRYN JOHNSTON, THE FIRST GIRL TO PLAY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL by Heather Lang

Anybody’s Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball by Heather Lang is a terrific new nonfiction baseball picture book and a great way to celebrate the upcoming baseball season. “Girls don’t play baseball” is the book’s … Continue reading

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Review: CHARLIE TAKES HIS SHOT by Nancy Churnin

Most Americans know the story of Jackie Robinson, the black baseball player who broke his sport’s color barrier in 1947. Charlie Sifford, the first black PGA golfer, could be called the Jackie Robinson of golf, but Charlie’s situation was different. … Continue reading

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Nine More New Nonfiction Picture Books!

This is an especially strong batch of new nonfiction picture books, including a few that haven’t received much buzz. Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix, for example, is unlike anything else out there, and I haven’t seen it … Continue reading

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More Recent Nonfiction Picture Books: President-Plants-Protest-Princess Edition

As John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday approaches later this month, some new picture books portray various aspects of his legacy. Last month I reviewed Ryan Tubridy’s Patrick and the President, and this month’s reviews include two more Kennedy books, along … Continue reading

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Nine More Nonfiction Picture Books for Your Consideration

Several books about animals are featured in this month’s round-up of recent nonfiction picture books.  I hope these brief descriptions are useful as you select books for your school or family collections.  You will be able to tell which ones … Continue reading

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Baseball Books for the 2017 Off-Season: Cubs-Kinsella Edition

For this sixth annual round-up of baseball books I’ve read in the past year, I’m thinking about some things that are different this time.  One of them is sad; one of them is joyous. Let’s start with the joyous. The … Continue reading

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Today in Cubs-Mania

As one who lives in perpetual Cubs-mania, I should have been ready for this. I can’t focus. I can’t concentrate. Today I can only think about a baseball game that will be played later tonight. And I’m not alone. What … Continue reading

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Six 2016 Nonfiction Picture Books for Your Consideration

Here are my thoughts on a few nonfiction picture books from the first half of 2016. These reviews first appeared on Goodreads in slightly different form. I hope this post is helpful to those choosing books for young readers. Pink … Continue reading

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Some Baseball Books for the 2016 Hot Stove League

In last year’s round-up of baseball books, I said I’d be happy if the Cubs won 85 games, and the season ended up being quite a bit more successful than that with the most exciting season we’ve seen for a … Continue reading

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