Book Reviews

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age 3+
 
Endearing tale of exuberant twinkle toes and a dancing cat.
By Jules Feiffer
(2014)
age 4+
 
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
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age 3+
 
Imaginative tale of inventing alphabet fosters creativity.
By William Joyce
(2014)
age 13+
 
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
age 9+
 
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Misfit moose defies expectations in funny movie-shoot tale.
By Richard T. Morris
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Mouse makes a ballerina his friend in charming tale.
By Jan Carr
(2014)
age 10+
 
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
By Jeff Baron
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
age 8+
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 14+
 
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Dino's gotta dance in sweet, body-positive ballet tale.
By James Howe
(2010)
age 9+
 
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Jared Levine, Jim Guerinot, Robbie Robertson, Sebastian Robertson
(2013)
age 12+
 
Spectacular steampunk sequel has hijinks, gadgets, vampires.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)

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