Book Reviews

I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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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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Captain Underpants Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, irreverent series delights with action, wedgie jokes.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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Yasmin in Charge Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Problem-solving girl shares her culture in sweet stories.
By Saadia Faruqi
(2019)
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Coat of Many Colors Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lyrics of inspirational Dolly Parton song address bullying.
By Dolly Parton
(2016)
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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants, Book 12 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.
By Dav Pilkey
(2015)
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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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Elvis:  The Story of the Rock and Roll King Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
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Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000: Captain Underpants, Book 11 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
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The Return of Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Final Zita graphic novel with more peril, great role model.
By Ben Hatke
(2014)
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Fly Away Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
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Battle Bunny Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
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Hero Mom Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Simple book has positive message for kids of military moms.
By Melinda Hardin
(2013)
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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers: Captain Underpants, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, clever time-travel plot mixes with usual potty jokes.
By Dav Pilkey
(2012)
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The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby Book Poster Image
age 7+
Superhero comic novel full of slapstick and bathroom humor.
By Dav Pilkey
(2002)
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross potty humor, funny pranks will hook reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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