Book Reviews

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
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The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Poster Image
age 3+
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
By Emma Thompson
(2014)
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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
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Sebastian and the Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle adventure about going wherever the wind takes you.
By Philip C. Stead
(2014)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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The Farmer and the Clown Book Poster Image
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
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Skippyjon Jones: Snow What Book Poster Image
age 4+
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
By Judy Schachner
(2014)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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Give and Take Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy tale, whimsical art teach value of give and take.
By Chris Raschka
(2014)
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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Viva Frida Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
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Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail Book Poster Image
age 3+
Dogged crew cheerily shows how roads and bridges are built.
By James Horvath
(2014)
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The Book with No Pictures Book Poster Image
age 3+
No pictures but oodles of silly words and giggles.
By B.J. Novak
(2014)
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Hug Machine Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Sweetly funny hugger's tale is irresistible read-aloud.
By Scott Campbell
(2014)
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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm Book Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
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Otis and the Scarecrow Book Poster Image
age 4+
Tractor reaches out to silent friend in tale of empathy.
By Loren Long
(2014)
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Flora and the Penguin Book Poster Image
age 3+
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
By Molly Idle
(2014)
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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poignant, sensitive story of captive gorilla builds empathy.
By Katherine Applegate
(2014)
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A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cartoon character scolds the reader in funny tale.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2014)
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A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
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