Book Reviews

age 3+
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
age 14+
Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
By Sara Shepard
(2014)
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 4+
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(2014)
age 4+
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
age 11+
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
age 4+
Early stories have catchy rhymes, some familiar characters.
By Dr. Seuss
(2014)
age 4+
More zany fun as Moose muscles in on book about shapes.
By Kelly Bingham
(2014)
age 4+
Classic character Alexander returns in funny sequel.
By Judith Viorst
(2014)
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age 3+
A walk in the woods teaches colors in simple rhyming story.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 2+
Snuggly, fun picture book about sizing the world up.
By Anna Kang
(2014)
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age 3+
Unicorn believes in little girls in cute misfit tale.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2014)
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age 13+
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
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age 4+
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
By Raúl Colón
(2014)
age 3+
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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age 4+
Bats celebrate the end of hibernation with live music.
By Brian Lies
(2014)
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age 14+
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(2014)
age 4+
Isolated elephant finds pal in sweet tale with dazzling art.
By Mike Curato
(2014)
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)

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