Book Reviews

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age 6+
 
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
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Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
age 6+
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
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age 6+
 
Creepy, fun book about snakes is chock-full of facts.
By Roxie Munro
(2013)
age 6+
 
Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Striking, vibrant tale of friendship, bullying, and loss.
By Bob Staake
(2013)
age 6+
 
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
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age 6+
 
Boy learns to appreciate his heritage in universal story.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
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age 6+
 
Confusing tone weakens tale of unwavering love.
By Maurice Sendak
(2011)
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age 6+
 
Historic journey comes alive with poetic words, vivid art.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2011)
age 6+
 
Amazing award-winning historical story told in free verse.
By Laban Carrick Hill
(2010)
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age 6+
 
Kids may need help jumping into clever frog-prince tale.
By Emily Gravett
(2009)
age 6+
 
Clever, spooky nonsense adventure isn't for sensitive kids.
By Denise Doyen
(2009)
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age 6+
 
Fun book about combating boredom; great for lazy afternoons.
By Tony Fucile
(2009)
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age 6+
 
Offbeat fantasy in a head of hair is fun and a bit creepy.
By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
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age 6+
 
Enchanting poem, magical artwork...a touching gift of hope.
By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
age 6+
 
Gentle story about facing prejudice with pride and strength.
By Patricia McKissack
(2008)
age 6+
 
Glossy fantasy about an enchanted lion and a lonely boy.
By Greg Foley
(2009)

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