Book Reviews

The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teamwork rules in snowy adventure with new heroes.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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Natalie Portman's Fables Book Poster Image
age 5+
Familiar tales get a cute new spin in lively picture book.
By Natalie Portman
(2020)
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Julián at the Wedding Book Poster Image
age 3+
Julián and friend find fun, magic in sweet, affirming tale.
By Jessica Love
(2020)
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I Am One: A Book of Action Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book celebrates the power of one.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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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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First Day Critter Jitters Book Poster Image
age 3+
Hilarious, fun book to soothe first-day-of-school nerves.
By Jory John
(2020)
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I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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I Am Love Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming book in popular series has a big heart.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Book Poster Image
age 3+
Book about kindness is beautiful but preachy.
By Jessica Hische
(2020)
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Jack Book Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun series, but few consequences for bunny's behavior.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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I Am Perfectly Designed Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle, loving tale of an affirming father-son relationship.
By Karamo Brown, Jason "Rachel" Brown
(2019)
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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2019)
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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship Book Poster Image
age 3+
Upbeat pro-tidying tale shows how mess can intrude on fun.
By Marie Kondo
(2019)
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Grumpy Monkey Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Warm, funny lesson about a monkey’s bad mood.
By Suzanne Lang
(2018)
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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet tale of small-armed dino striving to cheer up friend.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Circle Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Circle faces fear of the dark and of the other in cute tale.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute dino and friend face their fear together in sweet tale.
By Jonathan Stutzman
(2020)
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