Book Reviews

age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(2015)
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
age 4+
Boy burns with embarrassment in hilarious, relatable tale.
By Audrey Vernick
(2015)
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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age 6+
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 7+
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
age 4+
Touching love story of male penguins teaches acceptance.
By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell
(2015)
age 3+
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 6+
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
age 4+
Fresh and meaningful take on the old axiom "be yourself."
By Michael Hall
(2015)
age 6+
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
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age 4+
Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
By Roz Chast
(2015)
age 7+
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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age 4+
Sweet, straightforward story of young transgender girl.
By Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings
(2014)
age 4+
Classic character Alexander returns in funny sequel.
By Judith Viorst
(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 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)

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