Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter [Beth McMullen]

I feel bad, but I honestly kind of hated Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter by Beth McMullen. The book, as a whole, held so much promise and delivered on exactly none of it. If you’re looking for an adventure-filled, Indiana Jones-esque tale about a young girl raised as an explorer/treasure hunter as she goes on an exciting…

Hans Christian Andersen [Heinz Janisch]

I've always loved reading the work of Hans Christian Andersen. Admittedly, some of his takes I find annoying or ridiculous, but tales such as The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina have always held a special place in my heart. While I'll definitely say that some of his stories haven't aged well, namely the ones in which women are…

This is Your Brain on Stereotypes [Tanya Lloyd Kyi]

I had a massive feeling of deja vu while reading This is Your Brain on Stereotypes by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and illustrated by Drew Shannon. It was almost as though I had read this book before, despite it not being released until September. But the fact of the matter is that much of this is not entirely…

The Barnabus Project [The Fan Brothers]

A part of me feels like the ultimate message this book meant to send sort of got lost somewhere along the way. The Barnubus Project by The Fan Brothers (Terry, Eric, and Devin) is an expertly illustrated and adorable children's book about loving yourself no matter what. Though some in the world may look at you…