Book Reviews

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Book Poster Image
age 5+
Charged-up intro to Ellington, his band & music.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(1998)
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Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
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Fly, Bessie, Fly Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
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The Great Poochini Book Poster Image
age 5+
Pun-filled, engaging adventure.
By Gary Clement
(1999)
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Miss Spider's Wedding Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful art shines over sometimes dark read-aloud.
By David Kirk
(1995)
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Regards to the Man in the Moon Book Poster Image
age 5+
A revitalizing dose of imagination, inspiration.
By Ezra Jack Keats
(1981)
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Felix, What Time Is It? Book Poster Image
age 5+
The presentation of time-telling is confusing.
By Annette Langen
(1999)
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Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Simple story isn't quite right for target audience.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together Book Poster Image
age 5+
Play-acting aspect will engage young readers.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(2004)
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America the Beautiful Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
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A Certain Small Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
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Mercy Watson to the Rescue: Mercy Watson, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
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Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth: Junie B. Jones, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
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The Boy Who Loved Words Book Poster Image
age 5+
Word-loving boy spreads the wealth in fun tale.
By Roni Schotter
(2006)
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Jackie and the Shadow Snatcher Book Poster Image
age 5+
Retro illustrations draw kids to fun adventure.
By Larry Di Fiori
(2006)
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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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Los Gatos Black on Halloween Book Poster Image
age 5+
Haunting rhymes create ghoulish treat.
By Marisa Montes
(2006)
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference Book Poster Image
age 5+
Silly sentences keep kids laughing without pause.
By Lynne Truss
(2006)
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Mommy? Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Spooky pop-up isn't for the very young.
By Maurice Sendak
(2006)
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