Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Crayons complain to their owner in funny ode to color.
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By Drew Daywalt
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Tiger lets loose his roar and finds joy in gorgeous book.
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By Peter Brown
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
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By Dan Santat
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.
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By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
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By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
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By Misty Copeland
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Insightful, kid-friendly intro to the history of hip-hop.
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By Laban Carrick Hill
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
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By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
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By Tor Seidler
(1993)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
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By Jen Bryant
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)

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