Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
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By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
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By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
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By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
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By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
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By Nick Bruel
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
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By James Riley
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Peter's adventure at village fair is best yet of new tales.
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By Emma Thompson
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
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By Judy Schachner
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cat learns how to make the Nice list in funny holiday tale.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
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By Claire Legrand
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
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By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Dogged crew cheerily shows how roads and bridges are built.
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By James Horvath
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2014)

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