Book Reviews

C Is for Country Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Bright, playful alphabet book by the music star Lil Nas X.
By Lil Nas X
(2021)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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A Piglet Named Mercy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute picture book origin story of popular series pig.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2019)
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Old MacDonald Had a Boat Book Poster Image
age 3+
New spin on old song when Old MacDonald retools his boat.
By Steve Goetz
(2018)
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Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs: Groovy Joe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly dog story about sharing by Pete the Cat creator.
By Eric Litwin
(2002)
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If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
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The SheepOver: Sweet Pea & Friends, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
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The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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The Nonsense Show Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bright, silly scenes of world turned upside down.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Animals lure Farmer Brown to holiday fun in spooky sequel.
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
(2013)
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Seasons, Rhymes in Time Book Poster Image
age 3+
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
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Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Book Poster Image
age 3+
School bully tale great for showing kids how to respond.
By Anna Dewdney
(2013)
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Bully Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2013)
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Otis and the Puppy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle hero faces fear to help friend in lovely book.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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Christmas Parade Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cheerful picture book makes Christmas musical.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
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Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Book Poster Image
age 3+
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute cat, catchy ditty, simple math will hook tiny readers.
By Eric Litwin
(2012)
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One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book Book Poster Image
age 3+
Great for counting, adding, detail-seeking, and giggling.
By Gianna Marino
(2010)
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