Book Reviews

age 4+
Mimicking monkeys pursue peddler in sequel true to classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina, Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer
(2015)
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 9+
Fiery start to educational graphic novel series.
By George O'Connor
(2010)
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
age 3+
Zany, interactive tale of trying to find and count monkeys.
By Mac Barnett
(2013)
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age 5+
Heartwarming folk tale teaches kids the joy of sharing.
By Heather Forest
(2005)
age 4+
Charming, sweetly illustrated version of classic story.
By Paul Galdone, Joanna C. Galdone
(2011)
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age 2+
Cute animals and nonsense make counting fun.
By Sandra Boynton
(2008)
age 4+
Japanese legend vividly told in striking picture book.
By Wendy Henrichs
(2011)
age 9+
Greek goddesses go to high school in clever classic update.
By Joan Holub
(2011)
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age 12+
Beautiful folk tale explores good and evil in human nature.
By John Steinbeck
(1993)
age 5+
Folk tale steeped in rich language and elegant art.
By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
(2010)
age 3+
Great for counting, adding, detail-seeking...and giggling.
By Gianna Marino
(2010)
age 4+
Elegant art makes this anniversary edition a real treasure.
By Jan Brett
(2009)
age 5+
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
age 8+
Magical storytelling brings African folktales to life.
By Nelson Mandela
(2009)
age 7+
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
(2008)
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age 8+
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski
(2007)
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
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age 14+
Ancient Saxon saga in graphic novel form. Good but gory.
By Gareth Hinds
(2007)

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