Book Reviews

A Pack Divided: Survivors, The Gathering Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
Malcolm Under the Stars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
Nuts to You Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp Book Poster Image
age 8+
Folksy novel sends environmentalist message.
By Kathi Appelt
(2013)
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's Book Poster Image
age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
Survivors: The Empty City Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
Tua and the Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
Looking for Miza Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gorilla's tale not as compelling as others in series.
By Isabella Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu
(2008)
Flawed Dogs: The Novel: The Shocking Raid on Westminster Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet story about the healing power of love.
By Berkeley Breathed
(2009)
Gully's Travels Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Humorous tale questions the value of loyalty.
By Tor Seidler
(2008)
The Great American Mousical Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cute adventure for animal and theater lovers.
By Julie Andrews Edwards, Emma Walton Hamilton
(2006)
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet Book Poster Image
age 8+
Caldecott Honor is about the art, not the ABCs.
By David McLimans
(2006)
Charlie's Raven Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)