Book Reviews

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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It's Only Stanley Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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How to Read a Story Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Stella Brings the Family Book Poster Image
age 5+
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
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This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Home at Last Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fears faced openly when loving dads adopt older boy.
By Vera B. Williams
(2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Juana & Lucas Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Colombian girl learns English in fun early chapter book.
By Juana Medina
(2016)
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Over and Under the Pond Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyous biography of artist celebrates creativity.
By Kay A. Haring
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Dad and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dad helps son manage fears in kind story full of empathy.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2017)
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of fruity fun in rhyming tale of fruit and friendship.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
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Hey Black Child Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Motivational poem brought to life in full color.
By Useni Eugene Perkins
(2017)
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I Am Gandhi: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Engaging picture bio of Indian hero, nonviolence pioneer.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyful, foot-tapping celebration of fresh haircut, culture.
By Derrick Barnes
(2017)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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Good Rosie! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
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