Book Reviews

Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre Book Poster Image
age 4+
A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.
By René Colato Laínez
(2016)
Otter Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
The Class Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Relatable look at different kids getting ready for school.
By Boni Ashburn
(2016)
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful intro to academic subjects via curious boy and pup.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2016)
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery developer.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
Return Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wondrous finale to fantastical wordless trilogy.
By Aaron Becker
(2016)
With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck Book Poster Image
age 3+
Rhyming text and trucks galore make natural kid pleaser.
By David Friend
(2016)
Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
The Airport Book Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun account of family's travel day tells all about airports.
By Lisa Brown
(2016)
Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go to School: Princess Cupcake Jones, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny look at overcoming first-day-of-school jitters.
By Ylleya Fields
(2014)
School's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Start-of-school story with clever twist helps soothe fears.
By Adam Rex
(2016)
Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
Our Great Big Backyard Book Poster Image
age 4+
National Parks help open girl to nature in cute family tale.
By Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
(2016)
Thunder Boy Jr. Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.
By Sherman Alexie
(2016)
Flora and the Peacocks Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gorgeous look at negotiating a three-way friendship.
By Molly Idle
(2016)
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heart-stopping true story of students who resisted Nazis.
By Russell Freedman
(2016)
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II Book Poster Image
age 10+
Remarkable account of dog and radar man in POW camp.
By Robert Weintraub
(2016)
The Bear and the Piano Book Poster Image
age 4+
Enchanting book about the love of music and the tug of home.
By David Litchfield
(2016)
Horrible Bear! Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Girl blames bear in funny story about anger and forgiveness.
By Ame Dyckman
(2016)
Rules of the House Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spook-house fun in story about spatting siblings and rules.
By Mac Barnett
(2016)

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