Baby Bird [Andrew Gibbs]

Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs was an adorable and sweet story about a young bird whose wing never fully grew out as he and his siblings grow old enough that they are ready to learn to fly. But as baby bird attempts to join his brothers and sisters in their exciting journeys, he finds himself…

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Once in a Forest [Adriana Pernetz]

Despite my best efforts, I really didn't like Once in a Forest by Adriana Pernetz. With the message she was trying to send, that differences should not prevent friendships, I really wanted to like this book. In fact, I'm a pretty strong believer of the idea that children's books should have a purpose further than just being…

The Everlasting Rose [Dhonielle Clayton]

A blossoming adventure awaits in Dhonielle Clayton's return to Orléans as Camille's escape from Sophia and her harrowing reign truly begins. Picking up just about precisely where The Belles leaves off, The Everlasting Rose promises action and suspense from the very beginning. And, in a way, it does deliver. In others, unfortunately, it falls short. And…

Bookforms [Center for Book Arts]

I think that my expectations for Bookforms--put together by the Center for Book Arts, Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Sheehan--were a bit unrealistic when I picked up this book. For some reason I had it in my head that reading this book was going to genuinely give me some insight into how to…