Book Reviews

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4
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Breathtakingly beautiful illustrations tell a detailed story that's as engrossing as it is full of wonder in this superb follow-up to Caldecott Honor book Journey. 
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By Aaron Becker
(2014)
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AGE
4
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Zany story of a movie shoot gone haywire has great message to follow your dreams.
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By Richard T. Morris
(2014)
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AGE
3
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The 100 busy peas are simply irresistible in this easy-to-love, colorful counting book by the author of LMNO Peas.
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By Keith Baker
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Appealing characters, engaging art, and solid writing advice make this a fantastic choice for imaginative young readers.
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By Tad Hills
(2012)
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AGE
4
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The simple pleasure of watching seeds grow as winter turns to spring shines through in this timeless-looking picture book.  
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Great silly fun with a moose who gets left off the M page makes this alphabet book truly memorable.
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By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Vibrant art captures entertainer Josephine Baker's amazing journey from poverty in the U.S. to stardom in 1920s Paris.
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By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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AGE
4
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A cautionary tale about a kid who watches too much TV. (Spoiler alert: It'll make you want to turn off the tube!)
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By James Proimos
(2010)
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AGE
3
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This silly caper features swords -- and sharp teeth -- but kids will giggle as the pirates get their just desserts.
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By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
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AGE
4
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This silly story shows preschoolers how to regain confidence after making a mistake.
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By Kevin Waldron
(2010)
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AGE
4
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Four friends, each representing a different "flavor," show how people with diverse interests can still get along.
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By Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans
(2010)
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AGE
4
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A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship, this book helps preschoolers learn how to make friends.
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By Nadine Brun-Cosme
(2009)
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AGE
3
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Part alphabet lesson, part animal encounter, this book lets kids marvel at amazing creatures while learning the ABCs.
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By Andrew Zuckerman
(2009)
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AGE
3
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Otis the tractor loves life, and when a new model replaces him, he finds a way to stay useful and loved.
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By Loren Long
(2009)
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AGE
4
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When Tess' favorite old tree is cut down, she learns how to mourn. And how to heal.
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By Jess Brallier
(2009)
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AGE
4
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This sweet story celebrates the joys of imagination with laugh-out-loud illustrations and easy-to-read text.
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By David Catrow
(2009)
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AGE
4
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A beautifully illustrated coming-of-age story about a down-to-earth princess who loves to float above it all.
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By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Finally, an answer to what cats do when they go out all night — and it's about as zany as it gets.
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By John Burningham
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Kids learn about different ways of seeing the same thing in this book about accepting other perspectives.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Two friends -- one a daredevil and one cautious -- help preschoolers negotiate a relationship of friendly opposites.
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By Deborah Noyes
(2009)

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