Picturebook Reviews

Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator) Paperback, 32 pages Published September 2015 by Lantana Publishing Source: Library Chicken in the Kitchen is an entertaining tale about a little girl called Anyaugo who wakes up the night before the yam festival to find a giant chicken ransacking the kitchen. She knows she …

The Cover Wars

It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s …

The Cover Wars

A hilarious and heartwrenching story about a bullied girl whose search for a new beginning takes a dire wrong turn.    Newcomer Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a club whose members have no intention of letting her join. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, growing increasingly …