February 20, 2018

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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt | SLJ Review

DAYWALT, Drew. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. illus. by Adam Rex. 48p. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. Apr. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062438898.

K-Gr 3 –In the ancient kingdom of Backyard live many warriors, including Clothespin, Apricot, and the mighty and unbeatable Rock. After many battles, all won by Rock, he eagerly sets out to seek a more formidable opponent. Meanwhile, in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office and the Kitchen Realm, Paper and Scissors are also finding themselves to […]

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers | SLJ Review

Daywalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Came Home. illus. by Oliver Jeffers. 48p. Philomel. Sept. 2015. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780399172755.

K-Gr 2–Duncan’s crayons are back in this companion to the spectacular The Day the Crayons Quit (Philomel, 2014), and they are just as forthright as ever. A stack of postcards arrive for the neglectful boy, this time written by a new batch of crayons who have been forgotten at motels, lost under the couch, or left behind in the basement. Maroon […]

Rowell, Daywalt Among 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

Attention, best-books list watchers: The 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards winners have been announced. Winners include Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, Rick Riordan’s House of Hades, and more.