Book Reviews

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AGE
4
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Breathtakingly beautiful illustrations tell a detailed story that's as engrossing as it is full of wonder in this superb follow-up to Caldecott Honor book Journey. 
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By Aaron Becker
(2014)
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AGE
4
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Zany story of a movie shoot gone haywire has great message to follow your dreams.
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By Richard T. Morris
(2014)
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AGE
3
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The 100 busy peas are simply irresistible in this easy-to-love, colorful counting book by the author of LMNO Peas.
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By Keith Baker
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Appealing characters, engaging art, and solid writing advice make this a fantastic choice for imaginative young readers.
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By Tad Hills
(2012)
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AGE
4
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The simple pleasure of watching seeds grow as winter turns to spring shines through in this timeless-looking picture book.  
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By Julie Fogliano
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
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Great silly fun with a moose who gets left off the M page makes this alphabet book truly memorable.
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By Kelly Bingham
(2012)
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AGE
4
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Vibrant art captures entertainer Josephine Baker's amazing journey from poverty in the U.S. to stardom in 1920s Paris.
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By Jonah Winter
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
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This Chinese New Year story is a tale for all seasons and any kids learning to love their culture.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
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With unusual -- but age-appropriate -- depth, this picture book presents a uniquely realistic look at rural life.
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By Elisha Cooper
(2010)
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AGE
4
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Four friends, each representing a different "flavor," show how people with diverse interests can still get along.
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By Laura Numeroff, Nate Evans
(2010)
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AGE
5
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In a simple poem about trees this book sends hopeful messages about nature, growth, and the power of community.
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By Diane Muldrow
(2010)
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AGE
4
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A heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship, this book helps preschoolers learn how to make friends.
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By Nadine Brun-Cosme
(2009)
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AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Toni Morrison's book is a toothsome gift for zany grandmas to share with grandkids.
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By Slade Morrison, Toni Morrison
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
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This lyrical masterpiece entertains young readers with a loving tale about a boy's concern for a lonely cow.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Otis the tractor loves life, and when a new model replaces him, he finds a way to stay useful and loved.
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By Loren Long
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
2
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When Midnight the cat strolls through a still, starlit Halloween eve, toddlers just might fall in love with nighttime.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Full of clever nonsense words, this book about an adventurous mouse is ideal for kids who love wordplay.
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By Denise Doyen
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Finally, an answer to what cats do when they go out all night — and it's about as zany as it gets.
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By John Burningham
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Creatures of every description live in the wild tresses of a man who waxes poetic about the life packed atop his head.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
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AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids learn about different ways of seeing the same thing in this book about accepting other perspectives.
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By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
(2009)

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