Book Reviews

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
123 Versus ABC Book Poster Image
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age 4+
For number or letter fans, this adds up to a fun read.
By Mike Boldt
(2013)
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town Book Poster Image
age 3+
Rhyming ABC book is the perfect amount of fun before bed.
By Judy Sierra
(2009)
Creature ABC Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Part alphabet book, part captivating animal encounter.
By Andrew Zuckerman
(2009)
Tales from Outer Suburbia Book Poster Image
age 10+
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
A Is for ART Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.
By Stephen T. Johnson
(2009)
What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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)
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate From A to Z Book Poster Image
age 3+
Christmas nostalgia shines in fun ABCs.
By Mary Engelbreit
(2006)
Alphabet Explosion! Search and Count from Alien to Zebra Book Poster Image
age 6+
Artistic alphabet search is clever but tricky.
By John Nickle
(2006)
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
The Library Card Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
Dr. Seuss's ABC Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Delightful interplay between letters and drawings.
By Dr. Seuss
(1963)

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