Book Reviews

age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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age 3+
Charming story of bunny who gets sibs to play, not watch TV.
By Peter McCarty
(2012)
age 12+
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
age 3+
A good-humored identity crisis makes this one a royal hoot.
By Ian Falconer
(2012)
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
age 4+
Boy cites the colors of his moods in poetic slice of life.
By Tameka Fryer Brown
(2013)
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age 4+
Beautiful book captures the magic after lights go out.
By John Rocco
(2011)
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
age 5+
Moving yet upbeat story of girl with dad away at war.
By Suzanne Collins
(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 3+
Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.
By Jacky Davis
(2008)
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
age 3+
Ladybug Girl tackles snow play in fun, imaginative tale.
By Jacky Davis
(2013)
age 3+
Silly sing-along about bedtime is a counting classic.
By Eileen Christelow
(2012)
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 13+
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)

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