Book Reviews

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)
Continue reading
Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
Continue reading
Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
Continue reading
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)
Continue reading
Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sound science made simple in kid-friendly book on evolution.
By Jonathan Tweet
(2016)
Continue reading
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
(2018)
Continue reading
How to Code a Sandcastle Book Poster Image
age 4+
Solid coding lessons fill fun tale of girl and her robot.
By Josh Funk
(2018)
Continue reading
The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
Continue reading
A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2009)
Continue reading
Moon!: Earth's Best Friend: Our Universe, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, solid science couched in spirited friendship story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2019)
Continue reading
Penny and Her Song Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
Continue reading
What Does the Fox Say? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Wacky art helps make childlike song a great read for kids.
By Ylvis
(2013)
Continue reading
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book bio of blues great has dazzling art.
By Michael James Mahin
(2017)
Continue reading
Mae Among the Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple bio of first African-American female astronaut.
By Roda Ahmed
(2018)
Continue reading
The Stuff of Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poetic book introduces big cosmic concepts to little humans.
By Marion Dane Bauer
(2018)
Continue reading
When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Book Poster Image
age 4+
Vivid picture book traces rock star's humble Mexican roots.
By Michael James Mahin
(2018)
Continue reading
How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moving tale of Temple Grandin's girlhood pursuit of a hug.
By Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville
(2019)
Continue reading
Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 4+
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
Continue reading
River Rose and the Magical Lullaby Book Poster Image
age 4+
Singer's dreamy zoo-trip tale an OK bedtime book.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2016)
Continue reading