from Roaring Brook Press


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  • A Wonderful Year
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  • Dog and Bear Tricks and Treats
  • Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
  • Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents
  • Hunters of the Great Forest
  • Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
  • The Orchestra Pit
  • Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors


  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Sequoia published by Roaring Brook Press
  • Written by: Tony Johnston
  • Illustrated by: Wendell Minor
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 5 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

In Sequoia, by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Wendell Minor, the tall ancient Sequoia tree stands above the forest and sees all. His leafy arms house the woodland creatures, and he has seen the changing of the years and the times. From the sunset to the changing of the seasons, Sequoia stretches his arms out and welcomes life.

Is It Fun?

This is a beautiful book with paintings and words that flow. The gorgeous, poetic descriptions really make the reader feel like they are in the story. The words are so nostalgic and beautiful that this book is sure to inspire kids and adults alike.

Who It’s For

Sequoia is for ages 5-9.

What To Be Aware Of

The paperback copy in our video review is an advance review copy. The published book will be available in hardcover.