Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 7+
 
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
By Nick Bruel
(2015)
age 6+
 
Lots of laughs on the farm in fun, silly chicken tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 3+
 
Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
age 9+
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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age 2+
 
Silly kittens teach toddlers about opposites in fun book.
By Sandra Boynton
(2012)
age 8+
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 8+
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
age 9+
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 4+
 
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)