Maya and the Turtle: A Korean Fairy Tale [John Stickler & Soma Han]

This is perhaps the first time that I've read a children's book and I cannot say that I have a lot of input on the artwork. In fact, all I can honestly say is that the cover is quite beautiful and the few illustrations I saw in the audiobook trailer were lovely. A blend of…

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McDuff Moves In [Rosemary Wells]

McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Susan Jeffers is a re-imagined and newly depicted story that was originally published in the 90s. Following the story of a young stray left out in the cold, scrounging for food, McDuff Moves In features this young pup and the family who takes him in to eventually become…

COVID-128 [Marissa Meyer]

 “Sorry,” said Thorne, “but that sounds illicit and suspicious and, frankly, my criminal days are behind me. Next—” If you think that my love of Carswell Thorne was the largest motivator I had in reading through this pandemic-inspired short story then you would be absolutely correct. Honestly, I don't think that Marissa Meyer (or anyone,…

Catch Cat [Claire Grace]

I'll be honest, I wasn't really the biggest fan of Catch Cat by Claire Grace. The premise behind the book, namely teaching the geography of various places in the world and intermingling it with a search and find feature wasn't bad. As a book, though, I think it sort of fell somewhat short. To fully appreciate this fact,…

Yearbook of Astronomy [Brian Jones]

I have always loved Astronomy and space, so requesting this particular book was really a no brainer for me. I'd never had any knowledge of the Astronomy Yearbooks prior to finding Yearbook of Astronomy 2020, edited by Brian Jones. It was honestly an incredibly exciting moment for me to find out that there were comprehensive collections…