Book Reviews

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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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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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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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Irreverent twists on fairy tales keep new readers guessing.
By Noah Z. Jones
(2014)
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How to Read a Story Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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Carnivores Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek tale teaches acceptance.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2013)
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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy + Bean, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
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Amelia Bedelia Means Business Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
By Herman Parish
(2013)
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Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer Book Poster Image
age 7+
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King: The Guardians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 5+
Peter goes to Scotland in inspired charmer, fun read-aloud.
By Emma Thompson
(2012)
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