Welcome to the May and June 2018 issue of Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews. I have put together a wonderful collection of reviews for you for this issue, and I hope you enjoy reading the reviews as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

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Editor's Choice

Wishtree

Wishtree

by Katharine Applegate

Trees can do many amazing things. They can create food in their leaves, provide a myriad of creatures with a home, and live for a long time. And they can talk. They will happily talk to each other and to the creatures that are they ... 
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Special Feature

Food and Cooking: Many children love to spend time in the kitchen helping their grownups to cook, and when they successfully make their first cake or loaf of bread, they are enormously proud of their achievement. In this feature you will find works of fiction, cookbooks, and other books that are about cooking and food.

Seasonal Feature

Summer is here! At long last the cold and wet days are behind us and children can look forward to many weeks of sunshine and play time outdoors. Some families begin the season by visiting their local pool or by going to the beach. Meals are eaten outside, barbecues are fired up, and summer vacations are planned and anticipated. Celebrate the summer season with some wonderful books for readers of all ages here on Through the Looking Glass

Series Spotlight

Every month TTLG chooses a series to spotlight. The series can be from any genre, and it may be complete, or a project that is ongoing. This month: The Sleeping Bear Press Alphabet Books. These are wonderful nonfiction picture books.

Author/Illustrator Spotlight

Every month TTLG highlights the work and life of an author or illustrator. This month's spotlight features

Katharine Applegate

Organization Spotlight

  First Second Books publishes high-quality graphic novels for a wide age-range, from kids to teens to adult readers.  Toward that end, First Second strives to upgrade the editorial process ... 
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TTLG Book Giveaway!

Every so often TTLG gives books away to our readers.  Check back regularly to see what is available.

This month Through The Looking Glass Children’s Book Review has one copy of each of these books to give away.

Bookish Calendar

Every month TTLG creates a calendar of birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Many calendar items are linked to reviews of books we think you will enjoy reading.  Through the linked books you can find out about people who have influenced history, events that have shaken the world, and celebrate holidays you enjoy. Check back here every issue to find interesting titles.

For Readers, Authors, Illustrators, Publishers

For Authors and Illustrators: This page is for children's book authors and illustrators. Here they find how to submit books for review, and lists of resources to help in their work.

For Publishers: This page is for children's book publishers. Here they find how to submit books for review, how TTLG can help publicize their books, and how to sign up for TTLG's monthly editorial calendar.

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