Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
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age 6+
 
Funny, gross picture book packs positive messages.
By William Joyce
(2015)
age 9+
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Happy, colorful celebration of counting and families.
By George Shannon
(2015)
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age 5+
 
Energetic sketches show the power of one boy's pen.
By Christopher Myers
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
By Peter Sis
(2015)
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age 3+
 
Bear teaches counting to 5 in fun, simple rhyming book.
By Karma Wilson
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Unique counting book has simple art, playful text and story.
By Kathi Appelt
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 14+
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Wacky walk through a day in the life of 23 quirky kids.
By Roz Chast
(2015)
age 5+
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
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age 3+
 
Delightful book reveals the magic of mixing colors.
By Hervé Tullet
(2014)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 14+
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)

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