Tag: siblings

A North Korean Vacation IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

A North Korean Vacation IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

Lynn: Looking for a heart-thumping thriller? Anne Sibley O’Brien’s In the Shadow of the Sun (2017) was already a great choice, but then the political situation with North Korea got even worse, heightening its timeliness and intensity. Twelve-year-old Mia Andrews and her surly older brother Simon—who we learn has been “mad since August”—are touring North […]

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Sibling Succession Gets the Royal Treatment in KING BABY

Sibling Succession Gets the Royal Treatment in KING BABY

Cindy: “I am King Baby!” proclaims the infant on the first page of Kate Beaton’s picture book, King Baby (2016). Soon, lines of adoring subjects bestow gifts upon him. Babies have demands, and King Baby is certainly no exception. Feed me! Burp me! Change me! Carry me! Perhaps my favorite happens when King Baby sits on […]

Babies, Babies, Babies

Babies, Babies, Babies

Cindy: We recently received a 30th Anniversary edition of 101 Things to Do with Baby (Groundwood/House of Anansi 2014) and I looked at it, thought, “cool, glad to see this adorable book is still around,” and set it aside. This picture book classic illustrating 101 ways you can interact with a baby was first published […]

P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

Cindy: The Gaither sisters won our hearts in the Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer and now they are back in a sequel, P.S. Be Eleven (Amistad 2013). The year ahead for Delphine and her sisters looks to be just as crazy as they reenter their Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn neighborhood fresh off an eye-opening summer in […]

Phoebe & Digger by Tricia Springstubb

Phoebe & Digger by Tricia Springstubb

Lynn:  It’s pretty exciting when a new baby first comes home but for a toddler, that magic often diminishes as reality sets in and the baby gets a lot of attention.  Phoebe & Digger (Candlewick 2013) is a wonderfully funny, nuanced look at that common situation from the toddler’s point of view.  In our story […]