Book Reviews

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age 4+
 
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
age 4+
 
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
age 4+
 
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
age 4+
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
age 4+
 
Inspiring true story of stutterer and his work with animals.
By Alan Rabinowitz
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Highly original, very visual tale of cat vs. tiny aliens.
By David Wiesner
(2013)
age 4+
 
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Wildly original wordless book deconstructs magic of reading.
By Barbara Lehman
(2004)
age 4+
 
Moral dilemma, more emotional depth in cute Penny story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Fanciful story of generosity has a classic folk-tale feel.
By Mac Barnett
(2012)
age 4+
 
Farm animals go on strike in funny, award-winning book.
By Doreen Cronin
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Beautiful book captures the magic after lights go out.
By John Rocco
(2011)
age 4+
 
Silly theft story ultimately shows bear is the boss.
By Jon Klassen
(2011)
age 4+
 
Funny award-winning book imparts gentle manners lesson.
By David Ezra Stein
(2010)
age 4+
 
2011 Caldecott winner celebrates caring for one another.
By Philip C. Stead
(2010)
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age 4+
 
Endearing art, rhythmic poem celebrate the flow of life.
By Liz Garton Scanlon
(2009)
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age 4+
 
Cuddly read-aloud perfect for bedtime.
By Clare Turlay Newberry
(2008)

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