Book Reviews

Grandma's Gardens [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Gardens hold sweet memories in gentle grandma story.
By Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
(2020)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.
By Jennifer George
(2017)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.
By Suzanne Slade
(2019)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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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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Over and Under the Pond [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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I Am Jane Goodall: Ordinary People Change the World [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Endearing, lively illustrated bio packs positive messages.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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Ada Twist, Scientist [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.
By Andrea Beaty
(2016)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2015)
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From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
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Little Shaq [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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It's Only Stanley [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
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The Baby Tree [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
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An Otis Christmas [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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Rosie Revere, Engineer [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Aspiring engineer learns to keep on trying in upbeat tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(2013)
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Carnivores [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek tale teaches acceptance.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2013)
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Toys in Space [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 5+
Quirky tale-within-a-tale overflows with fun details.
By Mini Grey
(2013)
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