The March Children’s Book Committee’s Young Reviewer Post is from 15 year-old, Nikhil, from Englewood, NJ who rated The Peach Rebellion by Wendelin Van Draanen from Knopf Books for Young Readers as Excellent! Read more about his review on our website.
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Children’s Book Committee – February 2023 Pick
“The Woman Who Split the Atom,” a biography about Lise Meitner, tells a fascinating story about discrimination, perseverance, and science. Meitner is most well known for her groundbreaking work on the atomic bomb, and Marissa Moss does a fantastic job at bringing her story to life.
Children’s Book Committee – January 2023 Pick
I liked that the book taught me about water shortages and it also had suspense.The main character was an interesting person and she had many challenges.The book also had an interesting plot. Something that made the plot interesting was that the story was so different from what happens here.
Children’s Book Committee – December 2022 Pick
My two younger kids really enjoyed this book. They absolutely loved seeing the hard emotions and outbursts presented in a very relatable, non-judgmental way. (Fighting over seats at the kitchen table is a very real thing over here right now. I could literally see their excitement and relief over reading a book that made them feel ‘seen.’
Children’s Book Committee – November 2022 Pick
One of my favorite books of the year. This Cold War story exposes the tribulations of living under the Ceaușescu dictatorship in Romania. The historical fiction is relevant in exposing this past history that still plays a part in current global conflict.
Children’s Book Committee – October 2022 Pick
This book touched my heart a lot because it was relatable. It was relatable because I’m a LatinX boy with highly demanding school work, like Marco, and I like playing basketball, like Issac.
Children’s Book Committee – July 2022 Pick
Ana, 12, yearns to leave the Bolivian silver mine where her family works. A mining accident forces her to confront her fears and make dangerous choices.
Children’s Book Committee – June 2022 Pick
In 1967 when Ariel Goldberg’s Jewish parents oppose her big sister Leah’s plan to marry a man from India, the older girl disappears.
Children’s Book Committee – May 2022 Pick
Two Korean-American teens, each trying to balance family duty with their own ambitions, find themselves in a hostile entrepreneurial rivalry, complicated by their mutual attraction.
Children’s Book Committee – April 2022 Pick
An exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world.
Children’s Book Committee – March 2022 Pick
This novel is fast-paced and thrilling, but it is also an insightful dive into Ojibwe culture.
Children’s Book Committee – February 2022 Pick
I like this book because it is a mystery, which makes it fun to read. Each page holds a new clue and I never got bored! The characters were really fun and interesting. Above each chapter, there is an illustration. I like these illustrations because they hold a clue to what the chapter is about, so I look forward to them so I can see if I can figure out what I am going to read.
Children’s Book Committee – January 2022 Pick
I liked the story because the mom is saying pretty things to the baby. If I were the baby, I would feel special because she is saying such nice things to me.
Children’s Book Committee – December 2021 Pick
I like how this book tells how trees help other trees survive by sending food through the roots and warning other trees about insects and other dangers. I also like how there are lots of interesting facts at the back of the book. I didn’t know that trees could communicate to each other in a way that we don’t understand. That is very interesting!
Children’s Book Committee – November 2021 Pick
In a deeply moving and personal narrative, First Lady and humanitarian Michelle Obama tells of her childhood and her path to the White House and beyond in Becoming. This book, an insightful look into the author’s struggle against prejudice and injustice to become one of the most influential voices of our times, is definitely a must-read.