Book Reviews

The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
The Dot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Student gets inspired to unleash her creativity.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2003)
Brundibar Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Story will stay with the reader for years to come.
By Tony Kushner
(2003)
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Book Poster Image
age 4+
A man's daring stunt atop the World Trade Center towers.
By Mordecai Gerstein
(2004)
Beautiful Blackbird Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retelling of African tale will engage kids.
By Ashley Bryan
(2004)
The Slave Dancer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
Kitten's First Full Moon Book Poster Image
age 3+
Kids will connect with Kitten and her dilemma.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
Mr. Wuffles! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Highly original, very visual tale of cat vs. tiny aliens.
By David Wiesner
(2013)
Dog Loves Books Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Simple story, sweet characters offer love letter to reading.
By Louise Yates
(2010)
Journey Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Enchanting art, wordless fantasy lead kids to tell story.
By Aaron Becker
(2013)
Ladybug Girl Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweet story and pictures celebrate unstructured play.
By Jacky Davis
(2008)
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun sequel shows compromise beats conflict at playground.
By Jacky Davis
(2009)
Ladybug Girl and Bingo Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun camping adventure has one brief scary moment.
By Jacky Davis
(2012)
Ladybug Girl at the Beach Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun adventure lets Lulu face fears at her own pace.
By Jacky Davis
(2010)
City Dog, Country Frog Book Poster Image
age 3+
Touching tale of dog-frog friendship depicts cycle of life.
By Mo Willems
(2010)
Bluebird Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Striking, vibrant tale of friendship, bullying, and loss.
By Bob Staake
(2013)
Daisy Gets Lost Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Charming, relatable tale shows what being lost feels like.
By Chris Raschka
(2013)
Rose Under Fire Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)

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