Book Reviews

I Am Every Good Thing [node:content-type] Poster Image
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Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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I Am Love [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming book in popular series has a big heart.
By Susan Verde
(2020)
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Jack Book Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun series, but few consequences for bunny's behavior.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2019)
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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Circle [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Circle faces fear of the dark and of the other in cute tale.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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Good Rosie! [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
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What Can a Citizen Do? [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Hudson and the Puppy: Lost in Paris: Paris-Chien, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Dog helps homeless pup in charming Paris adventure.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2018)
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Islandborn [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Condensed telling of movie misses some of the magic.
By Kim Smith
(2017)
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Zelda and Ivy Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Fun adventures of fox sisters with wild imaginations.
By Laura McGee Kvasnosky
(2014)
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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2017)
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Lots of fruity fun in rhyming tale of fruit and friendship.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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Dad and the Dinosaur [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Dad helps son manage fears in kind story full of empathy.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2017)
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Triangle [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Shapes play pranks in simple, funny friendship story.
By Mac Barnett
(2017)
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Juana & Lucas [node:content-type] 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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