Book Reviews

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery innovator.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
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Encyclopedia Brown Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy solves crimes that stump adults in fun, funny mysteries.
By Donald J. Sobol
(2007)
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Elvis:  The Story of the Rock and Roll King Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
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29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy Book Poster Image
age 7+
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
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Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
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The Girl Who Wanted to Dance Book Poster Image
age 7+
Haunting fairy tale is dark and confusing for younger kids.
By Amy Ehrlich
(2009)
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The Composer Is Dead Book Poster Image
age 7+
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
By Lemony Snicket
(2009)
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Chicken Butt! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Quick, silly story that will get kids laughing.
By Erica Perl
(2009)
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Enigma: A Magical Mystery Book Poster Image
age 7+
Picture book mystery that's fun to solve together.
By Graeme Base
(2008)
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The Mysterious Cheese Thief: Geronimo Stilton #31 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Mouse-authored series engages young readers.
By Geronimo Stilton
(2007)
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The Wolves in the Walls Book Poster Image
age 7+
May be too intense for the youngest kids.
By Neil Gaiman
(2003)
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