Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 3+
Sweet what-to-be-when-you-grow-up book taps parental hopes.
By Emily Winfield Martin
(2016)
age 4+
Fun, personalized tale of kid's quest to find lost name.
By David Cadji-Newby
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 4+
Elliot joins the mouse family in big-hearted tale.
By Mike Curato
(2015)
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age 4+
Boy finds magical world in imaginative, artful tale.
By Joseph Kuefler
(2015)
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
age 4+
Lost-toy tale pushes message of self-help book "The Secret."
By Skye Byrne
(2015)
age 4+
Jack Frost origin story is reassuring but confusing.
By William Joyce
(2015)
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age 3+
Masterful book about moving is emotionally powerful.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
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age 4+
Imaginary pal has abandonment issues in fun, offbeat tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
age 4+
A rhythmic, snappy charmer of a bedtime book.
By Audrey Wood
(2015)
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
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age 4+
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
age 4+
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
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age 3+
Big brother finds special role in funny new-sibling book.
By Stephanie Watson
(2015)
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age 3+
Tender, moving story about boy and mom dealing with loss.
By Jessixa Bagley
(2015)

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