This Week’s News and Reviews

The Problem with Pierre
CK Smouha, Suzanna Hubbard | Cicada Books | 9781908714855 | April 2021
“The differences between Bertram and his neighbor Alan were never a problem until a fussy cat entered the equation!”—Donovan’s Library Services

I Am Loved
Kevin Qamaniq-Mason, Mary Qamaniq-Mason, illus. Hwei Lim | Inhabit Media | 9781772272819 | May 2021
“It’s a sweet, reassuring story filled with Inuktitut words and culture that the authors wrote specifically to support Inuit children in care but would be relatable for anyone in care, too.”—Imagination Soup

My First Book About Ramadan
Sara Khan, illus. Alison Lodge | Kube Publishing | 9780860378303 | April 2021
“This is a board book geared towards teaching young children about the month Ramadan, and what Muslim families might do during it. It touches briefly on the five pillars of Islam, and that some folks might not fast during Ramadan.”—Tiny Activist

The Neighborhood Surprise
Sarah von Dongen | Tiny Owl Publishing | 9781910328712 | May 2021
“Sarah van Dongen’s debut, The Neighborhood Surprise, is a lovely picture book, but be warned – don’t read it when you’re hungry. This sweet book is all about food and some of the different ways it can be prepared…With a cute surprise ending, The Neighborhood Surprise really captures the warmth of a closely knit community and the way neighbors can support one another.”—Mutually Inclusive

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