I have worked for OPL for over 13 years, and love finding and sharing those rare gems among books. I also write reviews for School Library Journal, so you may see my reviews under the critics section from time to time.
"Stegothesaurus makes a great storytime read for preschoolers because it emphasizes vocabulary growth through the words of its titular character. Each time the dinosaur's brothers will describe something, they use the most basic word, such as "..."
"In this brilliant easy reader, the absolutely outstanding talents of Dan Santat and Mo Willems cross. Elephant and Piggie start there usual introduction for their imprint before the characters of Harold and Hog flip the page. this transition to Sa..."
"In this graphic novel side story of the Shades of Magic series, V.E. Schwab takes the opportunity to delve into the backstory of one of her side characters. Maxim Maresh, nicknamed the Steel Prince in his youth is full of vigor and the determinati..."