Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
6
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Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable tale.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
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By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
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By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
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By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
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By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
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By Grace Lin
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
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By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
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By Misty Copeland
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
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By Angela Johnson
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
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By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Character counts more than looks is the light lesson here.
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By Kate Lum
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Thought-provoking story of tween girl's trip to China.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lots of laughs on the farm in fun, silly chicken tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2014)

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