Book Reviews

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age 4+
 
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 5+
 
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
age 4+
 
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
age 3+
 
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
By Emma Thompson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gentle adventure about going wherever the wind takes you.
By Philip C. Stead
(2014)
age 4+
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
By Judy Schachner
(2014)
age 5+
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
age 3+
 
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
age 4+
 
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
age 4+
 
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
By Dr. Seuss
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
age 3+
 
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)

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