Book Reviews

Year of the Jungle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
By Suzanne Collins
(2013)
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The Bear's Song Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Funny story of bear searching for cub boasts detailed art.
By Benjamin Chaud
(2013)
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Carnivores Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek tale teaches acceptance.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2013)
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Hero Mom Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Simple book has positive message for kids of military moms.
By Melinda Hardin
(2013)
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Battle Bunny Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm Book Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl brings alligator for show-and-tell in funny romp.
By Elise Parsley
(2015)
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From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
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Over and Under the Pond Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Professional Crocodile Book Poster Image
age 5+
Crocodile heads to work in charming, witty wordless book.
By Giovanna Zoboli
(2017)
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The Bad Mood and the Stick Book Poster Image
age 5+
Quirky, whimsical, insightful look at passing moods.
By Lemony Snicket
(2017)
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Yasmin in Charge Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Problem-solving girl shares her culture in sweet stories.
By Saadia Faruqi
(2019)
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Weasels Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Wacky mayhem as bumbling weasels reset doomsday machine.
By Elys Dolan
(2014)
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I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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The Princess in Black and the Giant Problem Book Poster Image
age 5+
Teamwork rules in snowy adventure with new heroes.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2020)
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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2019)
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