The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper illustrated by Dan Santat reviewed by Mia Macrossan This famous story has been  re-issued in a 90th anniversary edition with an introduction by Dolly Parton, the founder of the Imagination Library The popular tale of the little engine that could has had many incarnations ranging from the 1930s edition with illustrations by … Continue reading The Little Engine That Could

Joy

by Jasmeen Ismail illustrated by Jenni Desmond reviewed by Kerry Neary It’s the illustration rather than the title that foretells the whimsy in Joy.  The cover picture is a spirited kitten chasing a ball of string across the page as it unravels across the page. Most of the story is told through the illustrations with … Continue reading Joy

The Land of Neverendings

Written by Kate Saunders  Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist in London who writes for children and adults. She won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Five Children on the Western Front. Reviewed by Renee Hills Imagination makes the world go round is the subtitle to this middle grade blend of fact and … Continue reading The Land of Neverendings