Book Reviews

Ivy + Bean One Big Happy Family: Ivy + Bean, Book 11 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Ivy tries to prove she's not "spoiled" in funny, warm tale.
By Annie Barrows
(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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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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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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My Journey to the Stars Book Poster Image
age 7+
Exciting memoir rockets future astronauts to space.
By Scott Kelly
(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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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Hey Jack! Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Kind boy and sweet stories are great for new readers.
By Sally Rippin
(2013)
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Geronimo Stilton Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun adventures of a nervous mouse and his wacky family.
By Elisabetta Dami
(2004)
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The Carver Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kids face challenges big and small in kind, engaging books.
By Karen English
(2014)
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Betsy-Tacy Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Trio of young friends grows up in beloved 1940s series.
By Maud Hart Lovelace
(1940)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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I Wish You More Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
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Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
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Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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