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Last Stop on Market Street
January 8, 2015

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“This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force”
—Kirkus, starred review ★
“The urban setting is truly reflective, showing people with different skin colors, body types, abilities, ages, and classes in a natural and authentic manner… A lovely title.”

—School Library Journal
“Like still waters, de la Peña and Robinson’s story runs deep. It finds beauty in unexpected places, explores the difference between what’s fleeting and what lasts, acknowledges inequality, and testifies to the love shared by an African-American boy and his grandmother.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review ★

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Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
September 15, 2014

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“This effective rhyming book by kiddie-rock star Roberts takes on the subjects of bullying, teasing, and excluding others… This is a serious topic given serious treatment, and it should be ideal for initiating discussions”

—Booklist
“Robinson’s naïf, colored pencil drawings, which have a poignant expressiveness and the emotional directness of real schoolroom art.”

—Publishers Weekly


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Gaston
June 5, 2014

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“Gaston will win hearts, as will his story’s message of belonging and family. A perfect read aloud that will leave them begging for more—an absolute delight”
—Kirkus, starred review ★
“Excellent messages about family, differences, and friendship are implicit. But first, just share and enjoy.”

—Horn Book Magazine, starred review ★
“Robinson’s naïf paintings are the source of tremendous delight in this story”
—Publishers Weekly BEST SUMMER BOOKS 2014 Review

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Josephine
January 15, 2014

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“An extraordinary dancer and woman is here celebrated with style and empathy.”
—Kirkus, starred review ★
“Baker’s entire life spreads out in this tapestry of words.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★
“Captivating… a fun, enriching, and holistic reading experience.”
—School Library Journal, starred review ★
“Powell and Robinson create a biography of a woman whose life and art are inseparable.”
—Shelf Awarness for Readers, starred review ★

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Rain
August 3, 2013

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“Altogether delightful.”
—Kirkus, starred review ★
“Good and bad moods alike can be contagious, as this rainy-day story handily demonstrates.”
—Publishers Weekly
“This will be ideal to share in late winter when everyone is suffering from the winter blues and needs a reminder to make the most of the gloom and gray.”
—School Library Journal
“Two very different attitudes about the weather go head-to-head in Linda Ashman’s buoyant Rain!”
—New York Times Book Review

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Harlem's Little Blackbird
August 2, 2013

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“Energetic, appealing illustrations allow her voice to be heard”
—New York Times book review
“Robinson’s chunky mixed-media collages have a vibrant palette and angularity that nods to Harlem Renaissance artists like Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Jazzy, geometric and lively.”
—Kirkus Review

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