Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Poignant, sensitive story of captive gorilla builds empathy.
By Katherine Applegate
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cartoon character scolds the reader in funny tale.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2014)
age 3+
 
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(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)
age 4+
 
More zany fun as Moose muscles in on book about shapes.
By Kelly Bingham
(2014)
age 4+
 
Classic character Alexander returns in funny sequel.
By Judith Viorst
(2014)
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age 3+
 
A walk in the woods teaches colors in simple rhyming story.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 12+
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
age 2+
 
Snuggly, fun picture book about sizing the world up.
By Anna Kang
(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 3+
 
Unicorn believes in little girls in cute misfit tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(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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age 5+
 
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Bats celebrate the end of hibernation with live music.
By Brian Lies
(2014)
age 4+
 
Isolated elephant finds pal in sweet tale with dazzling art.
By Mike Curato
(2014)
age 10+
 
Interesting story of British brothers in U.S. during WWII.
By L.M. Elliott
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Visually captivating story is full of adventure, wonder.
By Aaron Becker
(2014)

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