Book Reviews

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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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyous biography of artist celebrates creativity.
By Kay A. Haring
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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I Gotta Draw Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Triumphant tale of artistic misfit and creative teacher.
By Bruce Degen
(2012)
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The Summer Prince Book Poster Image
age 15+
Samba- and art-infused sci-fi for mature readers.
By Alaya Dawn Johnson
(2013)
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Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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Just One Year Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, brooding tale of confused guy from Just One Day.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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My Pen Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Energetic sketches show the power of one boy's pen.
By Christopher Myers
(2015)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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Hello, Sunshine Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Quirky, well-written tale of aspiring teen actress in LA.
By Leila Howland
(2017)
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Isla and the Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 15+
Romantic trilogy finale has more steam, less banter.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2014)
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Museum Trip Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Boy dives into mazes in wordless, imaginative adventure.
By Barbara Lehman
(2006)
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