Book Reviews

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4
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Breathtakingly beautiful illustrations tell a detailed story that's as engrossing as it is full of wonder in this superb follow-up to Caldecott Honor book Journey. 
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By Aaron Becker
(2014)
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4
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Zany story of a movie shoot gone haywire has great message to follow your dreams.
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By Richard T. Morris
(2014)
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AGE
4
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Appealing characters, engaging art, and solid writing advice make this a fantastic choice for imaginative young readers.
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By Tad Hills
(2012)
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AGE
4
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The simple pleasure of watching seeds grow as winter turns to spring shines through in this timeless-looking picture book.  
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Great silly fun with a moose who gets left off the M page makes this alphabet book truly memorable.
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By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Vibrant art captures entertainer Josephine Baker's amazing journey from poverty in the U.S. to stardom in 1920s Paris.
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By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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AGE
4
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A cautionary tale about a kid who watches too much TV. (Spoiler alert: It'll make you want to turn off the tube!)
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By James Proimos
(2010)
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AGE
4
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Four friends, each representing a different "flavor," show how people with diverse interests can still get along.
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By Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans
(2010)
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AGE
4
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A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship, this book helps preschoolers learn how to make friends.
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By Nadine Brun-Cosme
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Finally, an answer to what cats do when they go out all night — and it's about as zany as it gets.
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By John Burningham
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Kids learn about different ways of seeing the same thing in this book about accepting other perspectives.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Two friends -- one a daredevil and one cautious -- help preschoolers negotiate a relationship of friendly opposites.
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By Deborah Noyes
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Work, play, hope, love -- you can pack a lot into a day, as this book beautifully demonstrates.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2009)
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AGE
4
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Here's a book that celebrates words for words' sake, encouraging reading comprehension through context.
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By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
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AGE
4
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Get rid of the "gimmes" with this book about a girl who makes her own doll when her mom won't buy her a new one.
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By Holly Hobbie
(2008)
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AGE
4
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What do bats do all night? As it turns out, they hang out at the library reading books and getting lost in the stories.
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By Brian Lies
(2008)
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AGE
4
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Is your little one afraid of monsters? Take it from Katie, they can be defeated -- with a little help from Mom.
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By Rachel Vail
(2008)