Book Reviews

Pickles to Pittsburgh: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
Get That Pest! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Young readers will love this humorous story.
By Erin Douglas
(2000)
The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
Ira Sleeps Over Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
By Bernard Waber
(1975)
Chimps Don't Wear Glasses Book Poster Image
age 4+
Text fails to live up to illustrations.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
Pete's a Pizza Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A brilliant piece of children's literature.
By William Steig
(2000)
Math Curse Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Authors show that math doesn't have to be scary.
By Jon Scieszka
(1995)
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively speed and luxurious artwork bewitch kids.
By Audrey Wood
(1985)
Flat Stanley Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Expressive writing and funny illustrations.
By Jeff Brown
(1964)
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Book Poster Image
age 4+
A colorful flight of fancy for kids.
By Dr. Seuss
(1937)
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash Book Poster Image
age 4+
Raucous story of a wild school outing.
By Trinka Hakes Noble
(1980)
The Book That Jack Wrote Book Poster Image
age 6+
An artistically splendid, but dark, circular tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(1994)
Some Things Are Scary Book Poster Image
age 4+
A list of serious and silly things that are scary.
By Florence Parry Heide
(2000)
Officer Buckle and Gloria Book Poster Image
age 4+
Teaches gentle lessons about safety and teamwork.
By Peggy Rathman
(1995)
The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel: Captain Underpants, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gross bathroom humor book may appeal to reluctant readers.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
Higglety Pigglety Pop!: or There Must Be More to Life Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moody, droll humor appeals more to adults.
By Maurice Sendak
(1979)
Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dino-mite satire is a quick, funny tween read.
By Mordecai Richler
(2004)
The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The misery ends at last -- or does it?
By Lemony Snicket
(2006)
Eloise Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spirited Eloise delights her young readers.
By Kay Thompson
(1955)

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