100 Scope Notes
October 30, 2022 by Esther Keller
Parachute KidsBetty C. TangApril 2023, Scholastic GraphixGrades 4-7 When I was four years old, my family moved back to the United States from Israel. I don’t remember much about that time—it was a long long time ago—but I do remember one moment: I remember standing in the hallway, outside my Pre-K classroom, and crying. I […]
June 1, 2022 by Renee Scott
A young heir must fight to survive and take back his throne by doing what he does best - run away!
August 5, 2021 by Esther Keller
Two graphic novels about children in the Holocaust provide an introduction to the topic that's appropriate for young readers.
July 14, 2021 by Esther Keller
You’ve heard of Christmas in July, so why not Halloween in July? Who doesn’t like a good spooky story, or a story filled with magical powers all year round? Here’s a taste of a few titles I’ve read that are an excellent Halloween fit
July 8, 2021 by Esther Keller
n Hilo, vol. 7, Gina takes center stage with a new story arc, but the characters and events of the previous volumes are not forgotten. That’s a long time to wait! My 9-year-old daughter had the same reaction!
January 9, 2020 by Esther Keller
R.J. Palacio's 'White Bird' needs to be read, says Esther Keller, and it's a natural pick for fans of her novel 'Wonder'
May 21, 2019 by Esther Keller
While I was on Spring Break, the Eisner nominations were announced. The Eisner Awards, which is in its 31st year, are named for famed graphic novelist/artist Will Eisner.
April 26, 2019 by Esther Keller
Though I read these volumes out of order, I really enjoyed the stories. This series is quite different than my “normal” reading, but I’m always thrilled when I can enjoy a title that will be a perfect fit for the boys who come to the library. (And girls too… But this will be an easy sell to the boys.)
April 12, 2019 by Esther Keller
I’ve been reading such a Hodge Podge of books. There’s no rhyme or reason to what I’m reading. There are review copies coming to my doorstep that interest me and books arriving in new shipments and books I hear about finally available at the library. So here’s a few random titles…
March 5, 2019 by Esther Keller
Some quick reviews of spring releases.
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