Book Reviews

Magic Thinks Big Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Humorous look at enigmatic nature of cats.
By Elisha Cooper
(2004)
Perfectly Martha Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Funny, entertaining, and explores point of view.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2004)
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together Book Poster Image
age 5+
Play-acting aspect will engage young readers.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(2004)
The English Roses Book Poster Image
age 6+
Madonna's first book has good message for grade-schoolers.
By Madonna
(2003)
The Brimstone Journals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
The Abominables Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet story of yetis' quest for home best for young readers.
By Eva Ibbotson
(2013)
Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch Book Poster Image
age 2+
Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.
By Beatrix Potter
(2013)
Mr. Wuffles! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Highly original, very visual tale of cat vs. tiny aliens.
By David Wiesner
(2013)
Dog Loves Books Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Simple story, sweet characters offer love letter to reading.
By Louise Yates
(2010)
Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
Perfect Ruin: The Internment Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
A Big Guy Took My Ball! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
Snow Dog, Go Dog Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Boy and dog play in the snow in fun rhyming book.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2013)
The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
The Mischievians Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Funny encyclopedia of annoying things and who's responsible.
By William Joyce
(2013)
Journey Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Enchanting art, wordless fantasy lead kids to tell story.
By Aaron Becker
(2013)

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