Book Reviews

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
The Big Book of Trains Book Poster Image
age 4+
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
Afternoon on the Amazon: Magic Tree House, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 6+
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Book Poster Image
age 6+
Not up to the original, but entertaining.
By Roald Dahl
(1972)
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Mildly charming but unspectacular book.
By Edith Baer
(1992)
Dude, Where's My Spaceship? (Weirdplanet, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 6+
Easy reader about aliens stranded on Earth.
By Dan Greenburg
(2006)
Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, funny dad-son space-travel adventure.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2014)
Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
Space Taxi: Archie's Alien Disguise Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fast-paced third book centers on princess, electricity.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2015)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Whales on Stilts! Book Poster Image
age 8+
A fun and fantastic fish tale.
By M.T. Anderson
(2005)
Only You Can Save Mankind Book Poster Image
age 8+
Aliens in Johnny's video game don't want to fight.
By Terry Pratchett
(2005)
George's Secret Key to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
Under the Radar (Tom Swift, Young Inventor, Book 6) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
Zombie Mommy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Humor and horror mix in fun, fast-paced series installment.
By M.T. Anderson
(2011)
Earthling! Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky space adventure for sci-fi comics fans.
By Mark Fearing
(2012)
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Jeanne DuPrau, Dallas Middaugh
(2012)
The Ultra Violets Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)

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