2020 Picture Books

What Grew in Larry’s Garden

Written by Laura Alary, Illustrated by Kass Reich Grace lives in your average neighborhood. All the houses are close together and everyone has a small yard. However, her neighbor Larry is different; he turned his entire backyard into a garden. Grace helps him tend to the plants and together they solve problems on how to …

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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Retold by Georghia Ellinas, Illustrated by Jane Ray I am not familiar with Shakespeare’s The Tempest in its original form, so this review is from that perspective. As a picture book this is a complex story with a lot of characters, told in first person by the magic sprite Ariel. She tells of her imprisonment …

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