Book Reviews

Octopus Stew Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Octopus adventure celebrates imagination, Latinx culture.
By Eric Velásquez
(2019)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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Caterpillar Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Touching tale of girl's summer with brother, family secrets.
By Gillian McDunn
(2019)
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I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Book Poster Image
age 4+
Animals go to extremes in fun book about love.
By Kathryn Cristaldi
(2019)
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2018)
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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dreamy, visual vacation unfolds in sweet beach tale.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(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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Harriet Gets Carried Away Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fanciful story of birthday girl spirited away by penguins.
By Jessie Sima
(2018)
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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years: Our Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Mermaid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Delightful retelling of Goldilocks as undersea mermaid tale.
By Jan Brett
(2017)
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Not Quite Narwhal Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sparkly, fanciful unicorn story about being different.
By Jessie Sima
(2017)
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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)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Emily Windsnap Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.
By Liz Kessler
(2012)
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President Squid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Silly underwater tale pokes fun at boastful wannabe leaders.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2016)
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The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
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Chu's Day at the Beach Book Poster Image
age 4+
Charming sneezing panda learns how to fix mistakes.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
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