Book Reviews

age 4+
Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.
By Kadir Nelson
(2015)
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
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age 3+
Very simple rhyming book about a dog, a stick, and a chick.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
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age 3+
A bear cub learns about seasons in artful, charming story.
By Carin Berger
(2015)
age 8+
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
age 3+
Baby says first word in sweet, amusing book.
By Lindsay Ward
(2015)
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age 3+
A fresh and funny take on new baby in the house.
By Ame Dyckman
(2015)
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age 3+
Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
age 6+
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
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age 4+
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
age 14+
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
age 9+
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
age 13+
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 14+
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
By Trent Reedy
(2015)
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 4+
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
age 3+
Charmingly illustrated book reassures kids they're loved.
By Christa Pierce
(2014)
age 6+
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)

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