Book Reviews

If You Plant a Seed Book Poster Image
age 4+
Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.
By Kadir Nelson
(2015)
Smick! Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Very simple rhyming book about a dog, a stick, and a chick.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
Finding Spring Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A bear cub learns about seasons in artful, charming story.
By Carin Berger
(2015)
Henry Finds His Word Book Poster Image
age 3+
Baby says first word in sweet, amusing book.
By Lindsay Ward
(2015)
Wolfie the Bunny Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A fresh and funny take on new baby in the house.
By Ame Dyckman
(2015)
Fetch Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
Nana in the City Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
Red: A Crayon's Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
Did You Know That I Love You? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
By Christa Pierce
(2014)
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
Around the Clock Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
By Roz Chast
(2015)
First Snow Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Young dog discovers snow is fun in cute, relatable story.
By Peter McCarty
(2015)
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Book Poster Image
age 4+
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 3+
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
By Emma Thompson
(2014)
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
Sebastian and the Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle adventure about going wherever the wind takes you.
By Philip C. Stead
(2014)
Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)

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