Book Reviews

Bluebird Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Striking, vibrant tale of friendship, bullying, and loss.
By Bob Staake
(2013)
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth Book Poster Image
age 6+
Richly layered, fascinating book kids will enjoy for years.
By Steve Jenkins
(2013)
The Invisible Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
A Short Tale About a Long Dog: Here's Hank, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub: Here's Hank, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Book Poster Image
age 6+
Gorgeous picture book brings timely peace message.
By Robbie Robertson
(2015)
Little Robot Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
The Secret Subway Book Poster Image
age 6+
Spectacular strange-but-true tale of first New York subway.
By Shana Corey
(2016)
Weekends with Max and His Dad Book Poster Image
age 6+
Playful, realistic tale of adjusting to life after divorce.
By Linda Urban
(2016)
Great Estimations Book Poster Image
age 6+
Learn the tricks up every mathematician's sleeve.
By Bruce Goldstone
(2006)
Leonardo da Vinci Book Poster Image
age 6+
Filled with fascinating facts and some surprises.
By Diane Stanley
(1996)
The Puppy Sister Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Poster Image
age 6+
Classic morality tale is highly entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1969)
Ivy + Bean: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
A sure hit with kids starting chapter books.
By Annie Barrows
(2007)
Mr. Popper's Penguins Book Poster Image
age 6+
1939 Newbery Honor book is both tender and funny.
By Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater
(2007)
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears Book Poster Image
age 6+
Clever read fun to share with phobia-prone kids.
By Emily Gravett
(2008)
A Bear Called Paddington Book Poster Image
age 6+
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)

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