Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Inspirational story about friendship and eco-action.
By Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu
(2007)
age 5+
 
Toothsome gift for zany grandmas to share with grandkids.
By Slade Morrison, Toni Morrison
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
age 5+
 
Tenacious girl fights to preserve her historical society.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
age 5+
 
Fun, spicy Mars trip with kids' favorite big-eared cat-dog.
By Judy Schachner
(2009)
age 5+
 
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
By Randall de Seve
(2009)
age 5+
 
Optical animation is mesmerizing and fun for all ages.
By Rufus Butler Seder
(2009)
age 5+
 
A gorgeous confection, but the story’s a little busy.
By Elise Primavera
(2009)
age 5+
 
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
age 5+
 
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
age 5+
 
Clever, but more an art project than a kid-friendly book.
By Jeremy Holmes
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Odd shipwreck tale comes on a little strong.
By Chris Van Dusen
(2009)
age 5+
 
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
age 5+
 
Fun, educational retelling of the War of the Worlds hoax.
By Meghan McCarthy
(2009)
age 5+
 
Silly food fight yarn teaches lesson on settling disputes.
By Judi Barrett
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Earth-pounding action will thrill truck-loving dino fans.
By Chris Gall
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Tale of imaginary pal cute, but confusing for preschoolers.
By Victoria Kann
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Friendly Day of the Dead skeleton knows his ABCs.
By Yuyi Morales
(2008)
age 5+
 
Book of fascinating state facts keeps kids busy.
By Peter Sis
(2004)
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age 5+
 
Unique father-son adventure is bear-y fun for read alouds.
By Joanna Harrison
(2009)

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