Book Reviews

Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre Book Poster Image
age 4+
A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.
By René Colato Laínez
(2016)
Otter Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
The Class Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Relatable look at different kids getting ready for school.
By Boni Ashburn
(2016)
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful intro to academic subjects via curious boy and pup.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2016)
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery developer.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
Return Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Wondrous finale to fantastical wordless trilogy.
By Aaron Becker
(2016)
With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck Book Poster Image
age 3+
Rhyming text and trucks galore make natural kid pleaser.
By David Friend
(2016)
Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
The Airport Book Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun account of family's travel day tells all about airports.
By Lisa Brown
(2016)
School's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Start-of-school story with clever twist helps soothe fears.
By Adam Rex
(2016)
Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
Our Great Big Backyard Book Poster Image
age 4+
National Parks help open girl to nature in cute family tale.
By Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
(2016)
Thunder Boy Jr. Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.
By Sherman Alexie
(2016)
Rules of the House Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spook-house fun in story about spatting siblings and rules.
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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)
Miles Is a Mighty Brothersaurus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sensitive sibling tale underscores "be yourself" theme.
By Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie Schiller
(2016)
The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mysterious gardener brightens gray town in magical story.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
(2016)
The Dead Bird Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Classic about kids burying bird gets vibrant new art.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2016)
Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids' questions, pope's answers offer lots to think about.
By Pope Francis
(2016)

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