Category Archives: Reviews

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“Nimona” is a Fiesty Whirlwild of Adventure, Romance and Humor in a Medieval Sci-Fi Setting.

Author and Illustrator Noelle Stevenson has succeeded at the complex feat of creating a story that is at once familiar and completely original. Her writing is comfortable but unexpected. The characters resemble tropes but then far supersede them. There is

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now

“Zane and the Hurricane” Imagines One Boy’s Perspective on Living Through Hurricane Katrina

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ Tackling  a historical, national event is a daunting task for any author. Make it an event from recent history and the difficulty increases. Now

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is a Bright, Trippy Mess of a Movie and a Ton of Fun

With a $180,000,000 budget and the director of The Fifth Element (Luc Besson) at its helm, hopes were high for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It is glorious to look at and for the first thirty minutes

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is a Bright, Trippy Mess of a Movie and a Ton of Fun

With a $180,000,000 budget and the director of The Fifth Element (Luc Besson) at its helm, hopes were high for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It is glorious to look at and for the first thirty minutes

“Lucía the Luchadora” is the Best Kind of Book About the Best Superhero

Lucía the Luchadora is the powerhouse debut picture book of author Cynthia Leonor Garza, and illustrator Alyssa Bermudez. It reinforces that girls can equal and surpass boys in sport, encourages compassion and helping others, all while being a heaping ton

“Lucía the Luchadora” is the Best Kind of Book About the Best Superhero

Lucía the Luchadora is the powerhouse debut picture book of author Cynthia Leonor Garza, and illustrator Alyssa Bermudez. It reinforces that girls can equal and surpass boys in sport, encourages compassion and helping others, all while being a heaping ton

“Maudie” is a Quiet Film with an Honest Portrayl of Bittersweet Love

Maud Lewis was a quiet housemaid in Nova Scotia whose simple folk art paintings brought her gradual fame in the 1960’s. Hers is not a story of a passionate artist who fights her way to glory, or a painter whose work is discovered

“Maudie” is a Quiet Film with an Honest Portrayl of Bittersweet Love

Maud Lewis was a quiet housemaid in Nova Scotia whose simple folk art paintings brought her gradual fame in the 1960’s. Hers is not a story of a passionate artist who fights her way to glory, or a painter whose work is discovered

“This is What a Librarian Looks Like” Celebrates Libraries and All Who Love Them

With an assortment of photographs, essays and quotes this book gives faces and voices to some of the millions of Americans who work at, run and utilize our libraries. The book features public, private, academic and every other kind of library

“This is What a Librarian Looks Like” Celebrates Libraries and All Who Love Them

With an assortment of photographs, essays and quotes this book gives faces and voices to some of the millions of Americans who work at, run and utilize our libraries. The book features public, private, academic and every other kind of library