Book Reviews

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons: A Japanese Folktale Book Poster Image
age 2+
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
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Poems Go Clang! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
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Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes Book Poster Image
age 2+
Beatrix Potter and Mother Goose -- a great team.
By Beatrix Potter
(1969)
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Snowy, Flowy, Blowy: A Twelve Months Rhyme Book Poster Image
age 2+
Rhyming words describe seasonal changes.
By Nancy Tafuri
(1999)
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Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart Book Poster Image
age 3+
A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
(2006)
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Seasons, Rhymes in Time Book Poster Image
age 3+
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
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It's About Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
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The Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
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A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects: Poems Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)
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Mammalabilia Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
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The Seven Silly Eaters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
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The Talking Eggs: A Folktale From the American South Book Poster Image
age 4+
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
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Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mocking monkeys, rewarding repetition make this a classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
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Chicken Soup With Rice Book Poster Image
age 4+
Each month has a poem with the soup theme.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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A Giraffe and a Half Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, madcap picture book filled with zany, silly rhymes.
By Shel Silverstein
(1975)
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The Little Red Hen Book Poster Image
age 4+
Another Pinkney classic worth clucking about.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2006)
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Good Sports Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
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Good Dog Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
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Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful poems dance with a simple, gleeful rhythm.
By Linda Sue Park
(2007)
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