Book Reviews

Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids' questions, pope's answers offer lots to think about.
By Pope Francis
(2016)
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Book Poster Image
age 6+
Gorgeous picture book brings timely peace message.
By Robbie Robertson
(2015)
Mummy Cat Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
Billy's Booger Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
Slithery Snakes Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Creepy, fun book about snakes is chock-full of facts.
By Roxie Munro
(2013)
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
Bluebird Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Striking, vibrant tale of friendship, bullying, and loss.
By Bob Staake
(2013)
Tea Cakes for Tosh Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
Crouching Tiger Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Boy learns to appreciate his heritage in universal story.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
BUMBLE-ARDY Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Confusing tone weakens tale of unwavering love.
By Maurice Sendak
(2011)
The Crossing Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Historic journey comes alive with poetic words, vivid art.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2011)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amazing award-winning historical story told in free verse.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2010)
Spells Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kids may need help jumping into clever frog-prince tale.
By Emily Gravett
(2009)
Once Upon a Twice Book Poster Image
age 6+
Clever, spooky nonsense adventure isn't for sensitive kids.
By Denise Doyen
(2009)
Let's Do Nothing Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun book about combating boredom; great for lazy afternoons.
By Tony Fucile
(2009)
Crazy Hair Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Offbeat fantasy in a head of hair is fun and a bit creepy.
By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
Blueberry Girl Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Enchanting poem, magical artwork...a touching gift of hope.
By Neil Gaiman
(2009)

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