Book Reviews

Julius, Baby of the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids with siblings will enjoy Lilly's escapades.
By Kevin Henkes
(1990)
When Mama Comes Home Tonight Book Poster Image
age 2+
Good book for the end of a hectic day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(1998)
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Simple story isn't quite right for target audience.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
Time for Bed Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Young listeners may drift off to lullaby.
By Mem Fox
(1993)
Grandad's Prayer of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story offers opportunities for discussion.
By Douglas Wood
(1999)
Are You a Ladybug? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Humorous explanation of ladybug's life cycle.
By Judy Allen
(2000)
Are You a Snail? Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids learn science by pretending they're snails.
By Judy Allen
(2000)
The Silent Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
Absolutely Positively Alexander: The Complete Stories Book Poster Image
age 4+
Anyone who's ever had a bad day will love this.
By Judith Viorst
(1997)
Misty of Chincoteague Book Poster Image
age 9+
A must for every horse-lover's library.
By Marguerite Henry
(1947)
The Voice on the Radio Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
The Face on the Milk Carton Book Poster Image
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
Whatever Happened to Janie? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
Step by Wicked Step: A Novel Book Poster Image
age 11+
Honest portrayal will appeal to kids.
By Anne Fine
(1996)
Keeping Quilt Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rich, fascinating, and heartwarming story.
By Patricia Polacco
(1988)
All Together Now Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Feeble storyline lacks substance.
By Anita Jeram
(1999)
The Long Silk Strand: A Grandmother's Legacy to Her Granddaughter Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(1995)
The Great Gilly Hopkins Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brash foster-kid tale a great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
The Frog Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Realistic illustrations with expressive text.
By Sally Tagholm
(2000)

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