Book Reviews

The Farmer and the Clown Book Poster Image
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
Skippyjon Jones: Snow What Book Poster Image
age 4+
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
By Judy Schachner
(2014)
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
Give and Take Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy tale, whimsical art teach value of give and take.
By Chris Raschka
(2014)
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
Viva Frida Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail Book Poster Image
age 3+
Dogged crew cheerily shows how roads and bridges are built.
By James Horvath
(2014)
The Book with No Pictures Book Poster Image
age 3+
No pictures but oodles of silly words and giggles.
By B.J. Novak
(2014)
Hug Machine Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweetly funny hugger's tale is irresistible read-aloud.
By Scott Campbell
(2014)
The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm Book Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
Otis and the Scarecrow Book Poster Image
age 4+
Tractor reaches out to silent friend in tale of empathy.
By Loren Long
(2014)
Flora and the Penguin Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
By Molly Idle
(2014)
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poignant, sensitive story of captive gorilla builds empathy.
By Katherine Applegate
(2014)
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cartoon character scolds the reader in funny tale.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2014)
A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
I Am Jazz Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(2014)
Part-time Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 4+
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
By Dr. Seuss
(2014)
Circle Square Moose Book Poster Image
age 4+
More zany fun as Moose muscles in on book about shapes.
By Kelly Bingham
(2014)
Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic character Alexander returns in funny sequel.
By Judith Viorst
(2014)

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