Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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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 10+
 
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
age 2+
 
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
age 3+
 
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
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 Elspeth Graham, Mal Peet
(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)
age 4+
 
Another Pinkney classic worth clucking about.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2006)
age 3+
 
A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
(2006)
age 14+
 
Horrifyingly realistic portrayal of ark for teens.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2006)

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