Book Reviews

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age 6+
 
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
age 4+
 
Touching love story of male penguins teaches acceptance.
By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
(2015)
age 3+
 
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
age 4+
 
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
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)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 5+
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(2014)
age 4+
 
Classic character Alexander returns in funny sequel.
By Judith Viorst
(2014)
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age 3+
 
Unicorn believes in little girls in cute misfit tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
age 4+
 
Isolated elephant finds pal in sweet tale with dazzling art.
By Mike Curato
(2014)
age 4+
 
Sneezy panda conquers fitting-in fears in reassuring tale.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
age 4+
 
Terrier adapts to new Paris home in charming dog tale.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2013)

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