Book Reviews

Stella Diaz Never Gives Up Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl becomes activist, navigates friendships in fun story.
By Angela Dominguez
(2020)
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Going Down Home with Daddy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Beautiful book about a very special family reunion.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2020)
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Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching tale explores perseverance, clean water access.
By Linda Sue Park
(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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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Scientific thinking saves the day in funny, kind adventure.
By Andrea Beaty
(2019)
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Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Rafe's dog tells bouncy tale in Middle School spin-off.
By James Patterson, Steven Butler
(2018)
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I Am Sonia Sotomayor: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Positive messages in engaging bio of Supreme Court justice.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Polly Diamond and the Magic Book Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl learns words, family matter in fun, imaginative story.
By Alice Kuipers
(2018)
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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Love Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous book about love shows family worry and pain, too.
By Matt de la Peña
(2018)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook Book Poster Image
age 5+
Condensed telling of movie misses some of the magic.
By Kim Smith
(2017)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(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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Zelda and Ivy Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun adventures of fox sisters with wild imaginations.
By Laura McGee Kvasnosky
(2014)
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A Different Pond Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Exquisitely tender family story of Vietnamese refugees.
By Bao Phi
(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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Dory Dory Black Sheep: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dory faces reading difficulties in imaginative third romp.
By Abby Hanlon
(2016)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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A Child of Books Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art marks celebration of kids' classic literature.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2016)
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Judy Moody and the Bucket List Book Poster Image
age 6+
Laughs, lessons enrich tale of what to do before 4th grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2016)
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