Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 4+
 
So hysterical that kids will almost forget to hate nap time.
By Mo Willems
(2015)
age 5+
 
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
age 9+
 
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 5+
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
age 4+
 
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 5+
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
age 6+
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 8+
 
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
By Denys Cazet
(2014)
age 8+
 
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
age 7+
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 4+
 
Simple lesson about old and new friends is so fun.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 9+
 
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Delightful tale of a child eagerly awaiting first snowfall.
By Jonathan Bean
(2013)
age 4+
 
Unlikely friends play pretend in straightforward story.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
age 5+
 
Hilarious dinosaur tale teaches kids about tantrums.
By Hudson Talbott
(1989)
age 4+
 
Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2009)

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