Book Reviews

age 4+
 
So hysterical that kids will almost forget to hate nap time.
By Mo Willems
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 5+
 
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
age 5+
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
age 4+
 
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 6+
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 8+
 
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
By Denys Cazet
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
age 7+
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 4+
 
Simple lesson about old and new friends is so fun.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)

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