Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Girl brings alligator for show-and-tell in funny romp.
By Elise Parsley
(2015)
age 5+
 
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
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age 5+
 
Energetic sketches show the power of one boy's pen.
By Christopher Myers
(2015)
age 5+
 
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 5+
 
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
age 5+
 
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
age 7+
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 5+
 
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
age 5+
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 7+
 
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
By Nick Bruel
(2015)
age 5+
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
age 5+
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
age 5+
 
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
age 7+
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)

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