Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

Lenny & Lucy

Written By: Philip C. Stead
Illustrated By: Erin E. Stead


Lenny & Lucy

Summary: A picture book about moving to a new house and making new friends.

Rating: 3 ***

A book that starts out about moving, turns into a book of how to address your fears, and ends up in friendship.

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I’m Not Moving

Written By: Wiley Blevins
Illustrated By: Mattia Cerato


I’m Not Moving: Family Snaps

Summary: When Keesha’s dad gets a new job, her family has to move to the city. Keesha finds that change is hard when it means leaving behind the home she loves and moving to a new house, a new school, and meeting new friends.

Rating: 3 ***

A moving story for the younger set. It doesn’t really cover the emotions of moving though between Keesha and her parents. They never actually discuss the moving with each other.

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In the Land of Milk and Honey

By Joyce Carol Thomas


In the Land of Milk and Honey
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

A young girl journeys by train from Oklahoma to California in 1948 to begin a new life with her family, and finds there people of all ages and races, new tastes and sounds, and a joyous welcome.

Rating: 3 ***

Thomas tells the story of her by train to California and what she remembers passing by.

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