Book Reviews

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Little Red Hot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
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Russell Sprouts Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
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Going Hollywood: A Dinosaur's Dream Book Poster Image
age 5+
Hilarious dinosaur tale teaches kids about tantrums.
By Hudson Talbott
(1989)
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Gossie and Gertie Book Poster Image
age 4+
Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2009)
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Lottie Paris and the Best Place Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lottie shows what's fun about the library in vibrant sequel.
By Angela Johnson
(2013)
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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy & Bean, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
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Ivy + Bean: No News Is Good News: Ivy + Bean, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Girls start a newspaper in fun, mischievous adventure.
By Annie Barrows
(2011)
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Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble Book Poster Image
age 3+
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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Giants Beware! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
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I Broke My Trunk! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
So super-silly, beginning readers won't be able to resist.
By Mo Willems
(2011)
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Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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Tiger Lily Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
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Go, Dog. Go! Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Go, new readers. Go!
By P. D. Eastman
(1961)
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Summer Jackson: Grown Up Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun trading-places story of girl who can't wait to grow up.
By Teresa E. Harris
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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