Ocean Speaks: Marie Tharp and the Map that Moved the Earth by Jess Keating, Illus. by Katie Hickey

Review by Logaine Navascués

The ocean is a big blue mystery and Marie wants to unravel it. She is used to investigating the countryside with her father, but the sea is different: she can hear it calling, although she still cannot understand what it says. … More Ocean Speaks: Marie Tharp and the Map that Moved the Earth by Jess Keating, Illus. by Katie Hickey

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers with Devin Fan

Review by Elizabeth Leung

In the world of Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a failed project. Half-elephant and half-mouse, he isn’t fluffy enough and his eyes are kind of beady, so he is hidden away with the other failed projects in a secret lab deep underground and guarded by the Green Rubber Suits. … More The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers with Devin Fan

Maud and Grand-Maud by Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Kenard Pak

Review by Lauren Hathaway

Picture books that feature intergenerational relationships can be surprisingly hard to come by. Maud and Grand-Maud not only helps fill this gap in the market, but it also honors the special bonds that some children share with their grandparents. … More Maud and Grand-Maud by Sara O’Leary, Illustrated by Kenard Pak