Book Reviews

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Book Poster Image
age 5+
Witty wordplay, lively barn animals mix in fun, jazzy tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2011)
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Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume Book Poster Image
age 5+
Jazz-loving bird helps girl build confidence in funny tale.
By Kwame Alexander
(2020)
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If You Come to Earth Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle, colorful story explores welcoming aliens to Earth.
By Sophie Blackall
(2020)
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We Became Jaguars Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colorful, imaginative adventure blends reality and fantasy.
By Dave Eggers
(2021)
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A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Book Poster Image
age 5+
Powerful poem reflects on Black Americans' emotional story.
By Zetta Elliott
(2021)
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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving story captures besties' last day as neighbors.
By Meg Medina
(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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Natalie Portman's Fables Book Poster Image
age 5+
Familiar tales get a cute new spin in lively picture book.
By Natalie Portman
(2020)
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I Am One: A Book of Action Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book celebrates the power of one.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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I Am Love Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming book in popular series has a big heart.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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Jack Book Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun series, but few consequences for bunny's behavior.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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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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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Circle Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Circle faces fear of the dark and of the other in cute tale.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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Good Rosie! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
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What Can a Citizen Do? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris: Paris-Chien, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog helps homeless pup in charming Paris adventure.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2018)
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(2018)
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