Book Reviews

Willoughby and the Lion Book Poster Image
age 6+
Glossy fantasy about an enchanted lion and a lonely boy.
By Greg Foley
(2009)
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Auntie Tiger Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Chinese Red Riding Hood story intended for older kids.
By Laurence Yep
(2008)
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Book Poster Image
age 6+
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
By Lenore Look
(2008)
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I See Santa Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 6+
Funny but rough-looking Santas make this older-kid fare.
By Glenn McCoy
(2008)
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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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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)
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Nothing Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Witty jibe at consumer frenzy older kids will get.
By Jon Agee
(2007)
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Piano Starts Here Book Poster Image
age 6+
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
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The Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse Book Poster Image
age 6+
Offbeat world engages the most reluctant readers.
By David Horvath
(2008)
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Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City Book Poster Image
age 6+
Red-tailed hawk story stirs urban enviro-conflict.
By Janet Schulman
(2008)
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Fartsy Claus Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gross-out "Night Before Xmas" parody about gassy Santa.
By Mitch Chivus
(2007)
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The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wild and crazy alphabet humor best for older kids.
By Steve Martin
(2007)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dahl's satisfying Robin Hood tale.
By Roald Dahl
(2007)
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Dragon Gets By Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Silly, loveable dragon story for new readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1996)
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The Secret of the Painted House Book Poster Image
age 6+
Easy, fun read draws kids in with ghostly chills.
By Marion Dane Bauer
(2007)
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Mars Needs Moms! Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Martian message more for moms than kids.
By Berkeley Breathed
(2007)
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Ivy + Bean, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Friendship tale a sure hit with kids starting chapter books.
By Annie Barrows
(2007)
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Diego Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
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Mr. Popper's Penguins Book Poster Image
age 6+
1939 Newbery Honor book is both tender and funny.
By Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater
(2007)
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Great Estimations Book Poster Image
age 6+
Learn the tricks up every mathematician's sleeve.
By Bruce Goldstone
(2006)
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