Book Reviews

Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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Ice Cream Summer Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
By Peter Sis
(2015)
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
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Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
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Locomotive Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
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From Wolf to Woof!: The Story of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 5+
Informative story imagines early bond between wolf and boy.
By Hudson Talbott
(2016)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2015)
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Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively, inspiring bio of America's first female doctor.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2013)
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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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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
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Mummy Cat Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Book Poster Image
age 6+
Gorgeous picture book brings timely peace message.
By Robbie Robertson
(2015)
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Tea Cakes for Tosh Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
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