Book Reviews

age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
age 4+
Fun, personalized tale of kid's quest to find lost name.
By David Cadji-Newby
(2015)
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age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 3+
Masterful book about moving is emotionally powerful.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
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age 4+
Girl stops to enjoy the flowers in lovely wordless story.
By JonArno Lawson
(2015)
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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age 4+
Imaginary pal has abandonment issues in fun, offbeat tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
age 3+
First-sleepover anxieties melt away in reassuring tale.
By Anna Dewdney
(2015)
age 3+
Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.
By Jacky Davis
(2015)
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 4+
Big sis loves little sis in sweet new-sibling tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 3+
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 13+
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
age 3+
Cinderella is spunky, resourceful in fresh space tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2015)

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