Book Reviews

Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Book Poster Image
age 4+
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
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Nelson Mandela Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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Tea Cakes for Tosh Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
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The Invisible Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
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A Short Tale About a Long Dog: Here's Hank, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
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Little Elliot, Big City Book Poster Image
age 4+
Isolated elephant finds pal in sweet tale with dazzling art.
By Mike Curato
(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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Red: A Crayon's Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
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And Tango Makes Three Book Poster Image
age 4+
Touching love story of male penguins teaches acceptance.
By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
(2015)
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First Grade Dropout Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
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Little Robot Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mysterious gardener brightens gray town in magical story.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
(2016)
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Weekends with Max and His Dad Book Poster Image
age 6+
Playful, realistic tale of adjusting to life after divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2016)
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring bio of Supreme Court justice empowers girls.
By Debbie Levy
(2016)
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The Youngest Marcher: The True Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Right Activist Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, inspiring tale of 9-year-old protester.
By Cynthia Levinson
(2017)
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We're All Wonders Book Poster Image
age 4+
Boy who's different promotes kindness in fresh empathy tale.
By R.J. Palacio
(2017)
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Zombelina School Days Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly fun as dancing zombie girl breaks out at school.
By Kristyn Crow
(2017)
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Sparkle Boy Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Strong family, acceptance rule in sweet stereotype-buster.
By Lesléa Newman
(2017)
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Let the Children March Book Poster Image
age 6+
Powerful art amplifies inspiring civil rights protest tale.
By Monica Clark-Robinson
(2018)
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