Book Reviews

The Stupids Step Out Book Poster Image
age 5+
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
By Harry Allard
(1974)
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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively, inspiring bio of America's first female doctor.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2013)
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Freckleface Strawberry Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2007)
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Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully Book Poster Image
age 5+
Imaginative girl tackles bully in upbeat playground story.
By Julianne Moore
(2009)
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Princesses Are Not Just Pretty Book Poster Image
age 5+
Character counts more than looks is the light lesson here.
By Kate Lum
(2014)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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The Princess in Black Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party Book Poster Image
age 5+
Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2015)
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Rainbow Magic Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Friends' fairy adventures are fun intro to fantasy.
By Daisy Meadows
(2005)
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The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde Book Poster Image
age 5+
Kids will devour fun tale of monstrously hungry rabbits.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles Book Poster Image
age 5+
Two women stump for right to vote in fresh, upbeat story.
By Mara Rockliff
(2016)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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King & King Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Prince marries a guy in fun fairy-tale twist.
By Linda de Haan, Stern Nijland
(2003)
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The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess tries to get a break in fun, action-packed volume.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2016)
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Where Will I Live? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving book about child refugees brought to life by photos.
By Rosemary McCarney
(2017)
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of fruity fun in rhyming tale of fruit and friendship.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2017)
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