Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Beautiful, joyful peek at family in the wild.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 6+
 
Richly layered, fascinating book kids will enjoy for years.
By Steve Jenkins
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
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age 5+
 
Funny story of bear searching for cub boasts detailed art.
By Benjamin Chaud
(2013)
age 8+
 
Folksy novel sends environmentalist message.
By Kathi Appelt
(2013)
age 9+
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 8+
 
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
age 8+
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 6+
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)