Book Reviews

XO, OX: A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, clear-eyed look at how honesty helps love grow.
By Adam Rex
(2017)
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.
By Patricia Hruby Powell
(2017)
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In Plain Sight Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Playful, loving relationship shines in sweet grandpa tale.
By Richard Jackson
(2017)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautifully illustrated bio of abolition's greatest hero.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2017)
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Leave Me Alone! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Granny treks off to knit in peace in funny modern folktale.
By Vera Brosgol
(2016)
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exuberant bio celebrates artist who had success when young.
By Javaka Steptoe
(2016)
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Abraham Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Powerful bio of Abraham Lincoln uses his own words.
By Frank Keating
(2017)
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The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present Book Poster Image
age 3+
Teensy girl gets jumbo presents in charming Christmas story.
By Harriet Muncaster
(2016)
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Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle teddy bear tale about gender identity.
By Jessica Walton
(2016)
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Penguin's Christmas Wish Book Poster Image
age 4+
Penguin learns meaning of holiday in warm, snowy romp.
By Salina Yoon
(2016)
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If You Give a Mouse a Brownie Book Poster Image
age 4+
Familiar formula still works in adorable mouse romp.
By Laura Numeroff
(2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Book Poster Image
age 4+
Screen-hooked cave boy finds real-world joy in funny story.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2016)
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River Rose and the Magical Lullaby Book Poster Image
age 4+
Singer's dreamy zoo-trip tale an OK bedtime book.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2016)
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The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Friendship, kindness sweeten vibrant retelling of folktale.
By Elisa Kleven
(2016)
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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Home at Last Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fears faced openly when loving dads adopt older boy.
By Vera B. Williams
(2016)
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Click, Clack, Surprise! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun bath-time book shows lots of ways to get clean.
By Doreen Cronin
(2016)
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