Book Reviews

The Last Story of Mina Lee Book Poster Image
age 17+
Heartbreaking mother-daughter tale has lots of violence.
By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
(2020)
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Will You Be My Friend? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm, happy adventure is sequel to beloved picture book.
By Sam McBratney
(2020)
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Happy to Be Nappy Book Poster Image
age 2+
Lighthearted tribute to Black girls' hair.
By bell hooks
(1999)
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Antiracist Baby Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Meaningful how-to for raising equity-conscious kids.
By Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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Lejos / Far Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Charming, fun, bilingual lesson on what "far" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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Who Put This Song On? Book Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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This Is Baby Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lively lesson in naming body parts -- human and animal.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2019)
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So Many Sounds Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Fun exploration of everyday noises all around us.
By Tim McCanna
(2017)
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Te amo, sol - Te amo, luna / I Love You, Sun - I Love You, Moon Book Poster Image
age 2+
Colorful board book teaches Spanish and English words.
By Karen Pandell
(2003)
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How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2018)
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The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy Book Poster Image
age 17+
Compelling story of gender-defying teens falling in love.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2018)
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Everything Is Mama Book Poster Image
age 2+
Baby animals call all things Mama in cute word lesson.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2017)
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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Little Excavator Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Fun, fast-paced construction story is truck lover's delight.
By Anna Dewdney
(2017)
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Book Poster Image
age 2+
Cheerful trucks show teamwork at its best.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel Book Poster Image
age 17+
Grim, brutal true story of teen assassins.
By Dan Slater
(2016)
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Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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Let's Play! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Artist charms with another engaging hands-on book.
By Hervé Tullet
(2016)
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