Book Reviews

If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silliness reigns when determined girl drags piano to beach.
By Elise Parsley
(2016)
The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action high, character growth low in series wrap-up.
By Peter Lerangis
(2016)
President Squid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Silly underwater tale pokes fun at boastful wannabe leaders.
By Aaron Reynolds
(2016)
The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bright collage art conveys sweet message of love.
By Eric Carle
(2015)
Worm Loves Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.
By J.J. Austrian
(2016)
Raging Sea: The Undertow Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
The Secrets of Valhalla Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
The Nest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute holiday tale values gifts that come from the heart.
By Deborah Diesen
(2015)
The Goodbye Book Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
Wait Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)
Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
Undertow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
The Grasshopper and the Ants Book Poster Image
age 3+
Twist on classic fable boosts value of play as well as work.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2015)
Chu's Day at the Beach Book Poster Image
age 4+
Charming sneezing panda learns how to fix mistakes.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)

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