Book Reviews

Oliver Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Imaginative boy goes down the drain on fantastic adventure.
By Judith Rossell
(2012)
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The House of the Spirits Book Poster Image
age 16+
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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Harold and the Purple Crayon Book Poster Image
age 3+
Imagination reigns in timeless classic about drawing boy.
By Crockett Johnson
(1955)
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Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun sequel shows compromise beats conflict at playground.
By Jacky Davis
(2009)
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Ladybug Girl and Bingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
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Ladybug Girl at the Beach Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun adventure lets Lulu face fears at her own pace.
By Jacky Davis
(2010)
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Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl tackles snow play in fun, imaginative tale.
By Jacky Davis
(2013)
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The Kingdom of Little Wounds Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present Book Poster Image
age 3+
Teensy girl gets jumbo presents in charming Christmas story.
By Harriet Muncaster
(2016)
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Hair Love Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Lively, loving celebration of a dad, daughter, and her hair.
By Matthew A. Cherry
(2019)
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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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Why? Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Girl stops supervillain in funny tale with powerful message.
By Adam Rex
(2019)
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The Dark Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Clever story of a boy who conquers his fear of the dark.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure Book Poster Image
age 3+
Wonderfully written guide to masks and emotions from Elmo.
By Sesame Workshop
(2020)
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl sneaks nibbles, mooncake wanes in cozy bedtime charmer.
By Grace Lin
(2018)
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Book Poster Image
age 3+
A ghostly sweet tale of courage and friendship.
By Flavia Z. Drago
(2020)
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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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