Book Reviews

Tyler Makes Pancakes! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively cooking story whipped together with fun food info.
By Tyler Florence
(2012)
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I Gotta Draw Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Triumphant tale of artistic misfit and creative teacher.
By Bruce Degen
(2012)
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Year of the Jungle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
By Suzanne Collins
(2013)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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JFK
age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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The Baby Tree Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cookies:  Bite-Size Life Lessons Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet lessons are easy to digest.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2006)
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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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Superfudge Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
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Fudge-a-Mania Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
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Double Fudge Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
By Judy Blume
(2002)
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One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
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The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
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