Book Reviews

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2015)
From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl brings alligator for show-and-tell in funny romp.
By Elise Parsley
(2015)
My Pen Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Energetic sketches show the power of one boy's pen.
By Christopher Myers
(2015)
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)
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Book Poster Image
age 5+
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
It's Only Stanley Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
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)
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm Book Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
The Baby Tree Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
Princesses Are Not Just Pretty Book Poster Image
age 5+
Character counts more than looks is the light lesson here.
By Kate Lum
(2014)
Little Red Writing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Brilliant fairy tale twist has mega-fun with words.
By Joan Holub
(2013)
Rosie Revere, Engineer Book Poster Image
age 5+
Aspiring engineer learns to keep on trying in upbeat tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(2013)
My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet tale of multicultural moms has message of acceptance.
By Julianne Moore
(1013)
Yukon Sled Dog Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Simple, upbeat story about training Alaskan sled dogs.
By Judith Janda Presnall
(2013)
Journey Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Enchanting art, wordless fantasy lead kids to tell story.
By Aaron Becker
(2013)
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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