Book Reviews

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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Draw! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar Book Poster Image
age 4+
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
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Brontorina Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dino's gotta dance in sweet, body-positive ballet tale.
By James Howe
(2010)
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Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
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The Bear and the Piano Book Poster Image
age 4+
Enchanting book about the love of music and the tug of home.
By David Litchfield
(2016)
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How This Book Was Made Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious look at writing a book -- with pirates and tigers!
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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Otter Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
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The Word Collector Book Poster Image
age 4+
Word-loving boy shares his passion in this delightful gem.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2018)
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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What If... Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Joyous celebration of a kid’s boundless creativity.
By Samantha Berger
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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Imagine! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wordless book celebrates art with magical trip to museum.
By Raúl Colón
(2018)
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Double Bass Blues Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous story of a boy's excellence and the power of music.
By Andrea J. Loney
(2019)
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I Believe I Can Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Poetic picture book encourages self-esteem and optimism.
By Grace Byers
(2020)
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This Is a Moose Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Misfit moose defies expectations in funny movie-shoot tale.
By Richard T. Morris
(2014)
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The Summer Prince Book Poster Image
age 15+
Samba- and art-infused sci-fi for mature readers.
By Alaya Dawn Johnson
(2013)
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Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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Just One Year Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, brooding tale of confused guy from Just One Day.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Tallulah's Tutu Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Imaginative ballet tale teaches meaning of commitment.
By Marilyn Singer
(2011)
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