Book Reviews

Hug Machine Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweetly funny hugger's tale is irresistible read-aloud.
By Scott Campbell
(2014)
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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm Book Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
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Otis and the Scarecrow Book Poster Image
age 4+
Tractor reaches out to silent friend in tale of empathy.
By Loren Long
(2014)
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Flora and the Penguin Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
By Molly Idle
(2014)
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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poignant, sensitive story of captive gorilla builds empathy.
By Katherine Applegate
(2014)
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A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cartoon character scolds the reader in funny tale.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2014)
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A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
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I Am Jazz Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(2014)
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Part-time Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
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Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 4+
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
By Dr. Seuss
(2014)
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Circle Square Moose Book Poster Image
age 4+
More zany fun as Moose muscles in on book about shapes.
By Kelly Bingham
(2014)
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Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever Book Poster Image
age 4+
Classic character Alexander returns in funny sequel.
By Judith Viorst
(2014)
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Bear Sees Colors Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A walk in the woods teaches colors in simple rhyming story.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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Maid of Deception: Maids of Honor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
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Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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Uni the Unicorn Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Unicorn believes in little girls in cute misfit tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2014)
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You Are (Not) Small Book Poster Image
age 2+
Snuggly, fun picture book about sizing the world up.
By Anna Kang
(2014)
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Draw! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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