Book Reviews

age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
age 4+
 
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
age 4+
 
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
age 4+
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
age 2+
 
Snuggly, fun picture book about sizing the world up.
By Anna Kang
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
age 3+
 
Beloved bird resists then enjoys bathing in funny tub tale.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 4+
 
Inspiring true story of stutterer and his work with animals.
By Alan Rabinowitz
(2014)
age 3+
 
Tiger lets loose his roar and finds joy in gorgeous book.
By Peter Brown
(2013)
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age 5+
 
Enchanting art, wordless fantasy lead kids to tell story.
By Aaron Becker
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Highly original, very visual tale of cat vs. tiny aliens.
By David Wiesner
(2013)
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age 3+
 
Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2013)

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