Book Reviews

If I Ran the Circus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Seuss at his most transporting and welcoming.
By Dr. Seuss
(1956)
If I Ran the Zoo Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dr. Suess imagines a better, brighter, zanier zoo.
By Dr. Seuss
(1950)
Frog and Toad All Year Book Poster Image
age 4+
Excellent beginning reader for kids.
By Arnold Lobel
(1976)
Frog and Toad Together Book Poster Image
age 4+
Expressive, loveable characters are fun to watch.
By Arnold Lobel
(1971)
Green Eggs and Ham Book Poster Image
age 4+
A childhood favorite for good reason.
By Dr. Seuss
(1960)
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amelia Bedelia's predicaments keep kids engaged.
By Peggy Parish
(1971)
Ella Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gently addresses children's fear of abandonment.
By William Steig
(2000)
Amelia Bedelia Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Literal-minded housekeeper in fun easy reader.
By Peggy Parish
(1969)
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue Book Poster Image
age 4+
A solid early reader with lots of kid appeal.
By Maurice Sendak
(1962)
Catherine and Laurence Anholt's Big Book of Families Book Poster Image
age 4+
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
Red Rubber Boot Day Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spare narrative is engaging, childlike.
By Mary Lyn Ray
(2000)
Are You My Mother? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hilarious illustrations amplify tale of confused baby bird.
By P. D. Eastman
(1960)
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back Book Poster Image
age 4+
As terrific as the prequel.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers Book Poster Image
age 4+
Four-line, rhymed stanzas introduce wacky notions.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
The Ugly Duckling Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
Rapunzel Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten Book Poster Image
age 4+
A winning choice for preschooler or kindergartner.
By Joseph Slate
(1998)

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