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 5+
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 4+
 
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
age 3+
 
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
By Christa Pierce
(2014)
age 6+
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
By Roz Chast
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Young dog discovers snow is fun in cute, relatable story.
By Peter McCarty
(2015)
age 4+
 
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
age 3+
 
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
By Emma Thompson
(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 4+
 
Gentle adventure about going wherever the wind takes you.
By Philip C. Stead
(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 4+
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
By Judy Schachner
(2014)
age 5+
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Folksy tale, whimsical art teach value of give and take.
By Chris Raschka
(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)

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