Book Reviews

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
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Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(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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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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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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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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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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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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An Otis Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1976)
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My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet tale of multicultural moms has message of acceptance.
By Julianne Moore
(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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Working Mummies Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
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Turkey Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Whimiscal tale of a turkey trying to save his own neck.
By Wendi Silvano
(2009)
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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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A Giant Crush Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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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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