Book Reviews

The Big Wet Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
Emily's Blue Period Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sensitive story of using art to process difficult emotions.
By Cathleen Daly
(2014)
When We Go Walking Book Poster Image
age 4+
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
Dory Fantasmagory Book Poster Image
age 6+
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards: Here's Hank, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
The Year of the Baby: Anna Wang, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
Fly Away Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
House of Robots, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
The Penderwicks in Spring Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
Twintuition: Double Vision Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
Just My Luck Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Touching fourth-grade story of empathy and kindness.
By Cammie McGovern
(2016)
Robots Go Wild! House of Robots, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Good-vs.-bad robot antics will hook reluctant readers.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun return to fluffy, popular princess series.
By Meg Cabot
(2016)

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