Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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age 6+
 
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
age 4+
 
Touching love story of male penguins teaches acceptance.
By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
(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 10+
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 4+
 
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
age 6+
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
By Roz Chast
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(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)
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age 9+
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)

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