Book Reviews

Let It Shine Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Color-burst pictures illuminate gospel songs.
By Ashley Bryan
(2007)
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Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
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The Dot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Student gets inspired to unleash her creativity.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2003)
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Diary of a Wombat Book Poster Image
age 3+
A story about different points of view.
By Jackie French
(2003)
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Waking Up Wendell Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, friendly look at neighbors' wake-up routines.
By April Stevens
(2007)
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The Wolves in the Walls Book Poster Image
age 7+
May be too intense for the youngest kids.
By Neil Gaiman
(2003)
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Brundibar Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Story will stay with the reader for years to come.
By Tony Kushner
(2003)
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Book Poster Image
age 4+
A man's daring stunt atop the World Trade Center towers.
By Mordecai Gerstein
(2004)
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Beautiful Blackbird Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retelling of African tale will engage kids.
By Ashley Bryan
(2004)
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Thunder Rose Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Singing heroine will leave you smiling.
By Jerdine Nolen
(2004)
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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Book Poster Image
age 2+
Typical preschool struggle beautifully illustrated.
By Margaret Chodos-Irvine
(2004)
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Almost to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story on plantation in antebellum Virginia.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2004)
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Book Poster Image
age 2+
Silliness that appeals to preschoolers.
By Mo Willems
(2004)
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Dog Gone Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gentle way to talk about separation worries.
By Amanda Harvey
(2004)
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The Cat Who Walked Across France Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will cheer cat on as he makes his way home.
By Kate Banks
(2004)
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Kitten's First Full Moon Book Poster Image
age 3+
Kids will connect with Kitten and her dilemma.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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Magic Thinks Big Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Humorous look at enigmatic nature of cats.
By Elisha Cooper
(2004)
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Perfectly Martha Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Funny, entertaining, and explores point of view.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2004)
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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together Book Poster Image
age 5+
Play-acting aspect will engage young readers.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(2004)
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Don't Forget to Come Back! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging story about classic childhood situation.
By Robie H. Harris
(2004)
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