Book Reviews

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age 4+
Spirited animal story celebrates friends, hats, and parades.
By Brian Won
(2014)
age 12+
Teen spy series gets off to rousing start.
By Robert Muchamore
(2005)
age 4+
Detailed art is best part of lost-cub fantasy adventure.
By Benjamin Chaud
(2014)
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age 4+
Clever friendship story models creative problem solving.
By LeUyen Pham
(2014)
age 4+
Gorgeous Chinese folktale is a fun, memorable read.
By Arlene Mosel
(2012)
age 4+
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
age 4+
Space mission a fun metaphor for starting kindergarten.
By Sue Ganz-Schmitt
(2014)
age 4+
Sneezy panda conquers fitting-in fears in reassuring tale.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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age 12+
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
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age 4+
Adorable otter makes a mess in fun friendship story.
By Sam Garton
(2014)
age 3+
Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
age 2+
Few words help kids focus on many details and story lines.
By Rotraut Susanne Berner
(2008)
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age 2+
Silly read turns kids into masters of social interpretation.
By David LaRochelle
(2013)
age 6+
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
age 3+
Little-girl librarian helps animal friends in sweet story.
By Kazuno Kohara
(2014)
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age 4+
Boy ninja uses skills to get milk and cookies.
By Arree Chung
(2014)
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age 15+
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
age 4+
Terrier adapts to new Paris home in charming dog tale.
By Jackie Clark Mancuso
(2013)

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