Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Brandy522

Brandy522

Joined August 2022

review
Brandy522
Under the Mesquite | Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Pickpick

Title: Under the Mesquite
Author: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Published: 2011
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Tomas Rivera Award
Summary: This is a book about a family that crosses the boarder. This story emphasizes the importance of family, persistence, and heritage.

review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Title: Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
Author: Kevin Noble Maillard
Published: October 22, 2019
Genre: Fiction
Awards: American Indian Youth Literature Award Book

Brandy522 Summary: Fry bread is the food that was born out of depression and survival. This story is about how the Navajo people were kicked off their land because the pioneers wanted it all to them selves. the Navajos people had limited resource, so the U.S. government sent them fry bread. This bread is important to Native American Culture because it represents the perseverance and the pain that the Navajo people went through. 2mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
Watercress | Andrea Wang
Pickpick

Title: Watercress
Author: Andrea Wang
Illustrator: Jason Chin
Published: March 30, 2021
Genre: Children's literature, Fiction
Awards: Asian/Pacific American Award

Brandy522 Summary: This a story about a girl who is embarrassed of her family for not being able to get groceries at the store. She is embarrassed that they pull over on the side of the road to collect muddy watercress. She soon learns to appreciate her family history and dedication. 2mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Title: We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
Author: Traci Sorell
Illustrator: Frané Lessac
Published: September 4, 2018
Genre: non fiction, picture book
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Summary: This is a story about Cherokee people and how they celebrate their blessings.

review
Brandy522
New Kid | Jerry Craft
Pickpick

Title: New Kid
Author: Jerry Craft
Illustrator: Jerry Craft
Published: February 5, 2019
Genre: fiction
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award
Summary: This is a story about a young black boy who is experiencing culture shock when he enrolls to a private school.

review
Brandy522
Mr Wuffles! | David Wiesner
Pickpick

Title: Mr Wuffles!
Author: David Wiesner
Illustrator: David Wiesner
Published: October 1, 2013
Genre: fiction
Awards: Caldecott Award Book
Summary: This is a funny story about a cat and aliens. the cat is playing with what he thinks is a toy but really is a spaceship. when he is playing with the ship he accidentally breaks it and they can not get home. an ant comes along and saves the day.

review
Brandy522
Fat Angie | e. E Charlton-Trujillo
Pickpick

Title: Fat Angie
Author: E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Published: March 2013
Genre:young adult fiction
Awards: Stonewall Book Award
Summary: This is a story about a young girl who gets bullied at school for the way she looks. her own family puts her down. she starts to feel the pressure and begins to believe that the nasty things they say about her is true.

review
Brandy522
Mehso-so

Title: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science
Author: Joyce Sidman
Published: 2018
Genre: biography
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Brandy522 Summary: This is a story about Maria Merian. Her father died when she was 3 and he mother remarried. The man she remarried taught Maria Merian how to draw. She continued to learn and paint and eventually became an independent working artist and business women. she did this in the era when women were not accepted or recognized for their work. 2mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
Pickpick

Title: brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Published: Aug. 28th, 2014
Genre: children's lit, autobiography
Awards: National Book Award Winner for Young People‘s Literature
Summary: This is a story about the author Jacqueline Woodson from birth to age 10. this time setting was in 1963 which was during the peak of the civil rights movement. This story talks about Jacqueline's life during this time and how she grew up.

review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Title: Children Make Terrible Pets
Author: Peter Brown
Illustrator: Peter Brown
Published: September 7th, 2010
Genre: fiction and humor
Awards: E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers
Summary: This is a story about a little bear who finds a little boy in the woods. the little bear brings the boy home and the bears mother say “children make terrible pets.“

review
Brandy522
Mehso-so

Title: You Should See Me in a Crown
Author: Leah Johnson
Published: June 2nd, 2020
Genre: Young Adult
Awards: Stonewall Book Award
Summary: This is a story about a girl who thinks she is too black to be anything special in her small town. Liz soon starts to plan out how she can be the queen of her small town.

review
Brandy522
Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
Pickpick

Title: Pet
Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Published: September 10th, 2019
Genre: young adult, fantasy, fiction.
Awards: Stonewall Book Award
Summary: This is a book that has a utopian setting. in the book everything seems so perfect on the outside but little do you know that it is actually full of monsters.

review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Title: Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Author: Joanna Ho
Illustrator: Dung Ho
Published: January 5th, 2021
Genre: fiction/ children's lit.
Awards: Golden Kite Award Book for Fiction or Non-Fiction
Summary:This book is about a celebration of your self and diversity. This book is about a little girl who learns to love the shape of her eyes.

review
Brandy522
The Hired Girl | Laura Amy Schlitz
Pickpick

Title: The Hired Girl
Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
Published: September 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction
Awards: Scott O' Dell
Summary: This is a story about a 14 year old girl who runs away from home and gets a job because she wants for herself.

review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Title: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author: Scott O'Dell
Published: 1960
Genre: Children's lit. Young adult
Awards: Scott O' Dell
Summary: This is a true story about a 12 year old girl that was stranded on an island. This story talks about the many ways that the little girl had to stay alive.

review
Brandy522
Harris Finds His Feet | Catherine Rayner
Pickpick

Title: Harris Finds His Feet
Author: Catherine Rayner
Illustrator: Catherine Rayner
Published: 2008
Genre: fiction
Awards: Kate Greenaway Award
Summary: This is a story about a hare finding his independence and the many ways that he finds it.

review
Brandy522
New Shoes | Susan Lynn Meyer
Pickpick

Title: New Shoes
Author: Susan Lynn Meyer
Illustrator: Eric Velasquez
Published: January 23, 2015
Genre: Children's literature, Historical Fiction
Awards: Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award

Brandy522 Summary: This story takes place in the pre-civil rights era. It is about two little girls that discover that they are not allowed to try on shoes in a shoe store because of the color of their skin. 3mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
Louisiana's Way Home | Kate DiCamillo
Mehso-so

Title: Louisiana's Way Home
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Published: October 2nd 2018
Genre: young adult
Awards: Whippoorwill Book Award
Summary: This is a story about a girl named Louisiana. The book talks about her journey to get back to her friends. This is a story about finding out who you are and who you want to be.

review
Brandy522
Angel on the Square | Gloria Whelan
Mehso-so

Title: Angel on the Square
Author: Gloria Whelan
Published: 2001
Genre: fiction
Awards: Phoenix Award
Summary: This story is about a young little girl during the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. This book shows both sides of the Russian revolution in a sympathetic light.

review
Brandy522
Marcelo in the Real World | Francisco X. Stork
Mehso-so

Title: Marcelo in the Real World
Author: Francisco X. Stork
Published: March 1st, 2009
Genre: young adult fiction
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award
Summary: This book is about a 17 year old boy who has neurological differences similar to Asperger's Syndrome. He is going to start his senior year of high school at Paterson which is a great school for individuals with disabilities.

review
Brandy522
Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
Mehso-so

Title: Little & Lion
Author: Brandy Colbert
Illustrator: Bruce Whatley
Published: Aug. 8th 2017
Genre: fiction
Awards: Stonewall Book Award

Brandy522 Summary: Suzette goes to a boarding school. It was time for her to come back to L.A. Her whole family lived here, but she wasn't so sure she wanted to come home. Her bother had recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and needs emotional support. just as Suzette is finally settling in she ends up falling for the same person that her brother is in love with, this puts suzette in a difficult situation. (edited) 3mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
The Bear and the Moon | Matthew Burgess
Mehso-so

Title: The bear and the moon
Author: Matthew Burgess
Illustrator: Catia Chien
Published: Sept. 29th, 2020
Genre: Children's lit/ fiction
Awards: Golden Kite Award Book for Fiction or Non-Fiction

Brandy522 Summary: This is a story about a bear and a ballon. one day a little bears seeing a balloon. he tries catching it and fails at first. when he finally catches the balloon he takes it back to his tree. there he accidentally pops the balloon, he tries to throw it back up into the sky to bring it back but nothing changes. the bear is sad because of this. this story teaches you how to cope with difficult feelings, especially loss and guilt. 3mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
Pumpkin Soup | Helen Cooper
Mehso-so

Title: Pumpkin Soup
Author: Helen Cooper
Illustrator: Helen Cooper
Published: 1998
Genre: Children's lit/ fiction
Awards: Kate Greenaway

Brandy522 Summary: This is a story about a cat, duck and squirrel. Everyday they make pumpkin soup. Each of them have their own job for making the pumpkin soup, Well one day duck decides he wants to stir the soup. This causes an argument and makes duck leave. cat and squirrel realizes that the soup isn't the same without ducks help. duck comes back and the friends make up.

3mo
SaraLHartman I love this book. :) 2mo
2 likes2 comments
review
Brandy522
Copyboy | Vince Vawter
Mehso-so

Title: Copyboy
Author: Vince Vawter
Illustrator: Alessia Trunfio
Published: 2018
Genre: fiction
Awards: Whippoorwill

Brandy522 Summary: This book is about a boy named Victor Vollmer. He was a paperboy for Mr. Spiro. He was about to start college but was sent on one last quest by his boss. He ended up far away from home on a journey. He meets a girl there and are both left trying to escape from a hurricane. 3mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
Mehso-so

Title: Emmanuel's Dream
Author: Laurie Ann Thompson
Illustrator: Sean Qualls
Published: 2015
Genre: picture book biography
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award

Brandy522 Summary: This book is about a boy named Emmanuel. Emmanuel was born with one leg. Throughout the book his mother is lifting Emmanuel up. She teaches him many valuable life lessons. She teaches Emmanuel to not to let this physical impairment prevent him from doing things that other kids do. This book talks about disabilities and allows for discussions about what it is like to be impaired and what different disabilities look like. 3mo
1 like1 stack add1 comment
review
Brandy522
Never Look Back | Lilliam Rivera
Pickpick

Title: Never look back
Author: Lilliam Rivera
Illustrator: Krystal Quiles
Published: 2019
Genre: paranormal fiction
Awards: Pura Belpre

Brandy522 Summary: This story is about the myth Orpheus and Eurydice. Hurricane Maria hit and left Eury haunted by all of those that pasted due to the hurricane. Eury leaves Puerto Rico and ends up meeting someone interesting. 3mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
Holes | Louis Sachar
Pickpick

Title: Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Illustrator: N/A
Published: Aug. 20th, 1998
Genre: Children's lit/ fiction
Awards: Newbery

Brandy522 Summary: This book is a bout a boy named Stanley Yelnats. He gets sent to a Camp in Texas. This camp is a correctional boot camp. Stanley Yelnats gets sent to this camp for being falsely accused of theft. Throughout this book you get to know the history of the area as well as the characters and how they impact Stanley's life. 3mo
5 likes1 comment
review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Name of Award: National book Award
Title of Book: joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Author: Jack Gantos
Date of Publication:1998
Genre: Fiction
Brief Summary: joey is a very troubled kid, he is always getting in-trouble and has extreme behavior problems that he cant control. He is determined to make a change.

review
Brandy522
Frindle | Andrew Clements
Mehso-so

Name of Award: Phoenix Award
Title of Book: Frindle
Author of Book: Andrew Clements
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Date of Publication:December 19th, 1996
Genre: Realistic fiction

Brandy522 Brief Summary: This story is about a young boy who is always trying to avoid class time. One day he asks his teacher about a word and its meaning, he doesn't receive the answer that he wants, so he decides he us going to make up his own word. He decided to name a pen a Frindle. He made it up so that he could use it in school with his friends. He is told he can not use the word, but decides he is going to anyways.
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Published: 2013 illustrations: Oliver Jeffers award: E.B. White this was about a bunch of crayons that wrote their owner letters about how they felt about being used.

Brandy522 Author of Book: Drew Daywalt
Genre: fiction picture book

4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
I Love You All the Time | Deborah Farmer Kris
Mehso-so

Author: Deborah Farmer Kris
Illustrated: Jennifer Zivoin
Publication: October 18, 2021
Summary: This book talks about how kids are loved no matter what you do. It sends a positive message to the children and builds words of affirmation.

Brandy522 genre: Fiction 4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Summary: This book is about a farmer that discovers that his cows have found a typewriter. Throughout the story the cows use the typewriter to request new things. The farmer refuses, because of this the cows decide to withhold their milk. Then the same thing happens with the hens. The farmer realizes this is not a way to run a farm and wants to have a truce. They decide that if they get the blankets they will give up the typewriter.

Brandy522 The farmer gives the animals the blankets but the animals don't hold up their end of the deal and say that the ducks need a diving board because the pond is boring. 5mo
Brandy522 Author: Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by: Betsy Lewin
Publication: 2001
5mo
Brandy522 Genre: fiction picture book 4mo
1 like3 comments
review
Brandy522
Other Side | Jacqueline Woodson
Pickpick

Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis
Publication: 2001
Summary: This book talks about how Clover has always wondered why a fence separates the black side of town from the white side. Then one summer Annie, a white girl from the other side, begins to sit on the fence. This has Clover curious about the reason why the fence is there and about the girl who sits on it. Then one day Clover decides to approaches Annie and they become friends!

Brandy522 Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: fiction
Awards: ALA Notable
Riverbank Review Children‘s Book of Distinction
Texas Blue Bonnet List
School Library Journal Best Book
Booklist Editor‘s Choice
New York Public Library‘s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
2001 Time of Wonder Award
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
The Day You Begin | Jacqueline Woodson
Pickpick

Illustrator: Rafael Lopez
Publication: August 28, 2018
Summary: In this book it talks about how there are a lot of reasons to feel different. This could be from several things such as the things you eat to the things you wear. It‘s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody knows but somehow we do it.

Brandy522 Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: fiction picture book
Awards: Jane Adams Children‘s Book Award
4mo
1 like1 comment
review
Brandy522
Pickpick

Illustrated by: James Ransome
Publication: 2013
Summary: This is a story of a black family's migration over the years from the south to the north. It talks about all that they went through, the obstinate they overcame and the places they lived.

Brandy522 Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: fiction picture book
Awards: Newbery Honor Award
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
The Year We Learned to Fly | Jacqueline Woodson
Pickpick

Illustrated by: Rafael Lopez
Publication: January 4th, 2022
Summary: This book is about two siblings who live in the city and are bored. They use their imagination to escape their boredom with their imagination. The book starts off with their grandmother emphasizing the importance of freedom.

Brandy522 Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: fiction picture book
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Before the Ever After | Jacqueline Woodson
Pickpick

Illustrated by: No illustrator
Publication: September 1, 2020
Summary: This story is about an African American preteen who finds his world upended when his father, (a retired professional football player) displays symptoms of traumatic brain injury. The twelve-year-old (Zachariah “ZJ” Johnson Jr.) loves his dad, but tends to wonders who he would be if his dad was not a famous athlete.

Brandy522 Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: fiction picture book
Awards: Coretta Scott King Author Award Book
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Mehso-so

Author: Alice E. Goudey, Illustrated by: Adrienne Adams, Publication:1962 , Awards: Caldecott Honors award, Summary: This story is about a brother and sister who get up early to watch the sun. as they watch the sun they notice the colors, their shadows, the relationship between the Earth and the sun, and the Earth's rotation.
I liked this book. I liked how the book was able to explain the sun and shadows and the Earth's rotation in a fun way.

Brandy522 Genre: fiction picture book
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
The Relatives Came | Cynthia Rylant
Pickpick

Author: Cynthia Rylant, illustrator: Stephan Gammell, Publication: 1985, Awards: Caldecott Honors Award. This book is about the joy that you find and how important it is to have closeness within families as well as the problems you find in separation.

Brandy522 Genre: fiction picture book
4mo
1 comment
review
Brandy522
Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
Pickpick

Omu cooks dinner for herself. Multiple people throughout the city knock on her door telling her how good the food smells. Omu offers everyone that knocks a bowl of her dinner. At the end of the book she does not have any dinner left for herself and then by surprise everyone that she offered food brought her food in return.
I really liked this book. I liked the message that it is important to not only share but to give back as well.

Brandy522 Illustrated by: Oge Mora
Publication: 2018
Award: Caldecott honor and Coretta Scott king award.
5mo
Brandy522 Genre: fiction picture book
Author: Oge Mora
4mo
2 comments