Book Reviews

Bad Kitty Takes the Test Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sympathetic, sly send-up of testing is both smart and funny.
By Nick Bruel
(2017)
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Dog Man Unleashed: Dog Man, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Half-man, half-dog, all-heart hero delights in silly sequel.
By Dav Pilkey
(2016)
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Word of Mouse Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting, funny tale of blue mouse packs positive messages.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Moon Chosen:  Tales of a New World, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Hefty, exciting, violent fantasy of human and animal allies.
By P.C. Cast
(2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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The Lost Gift: A Christmas Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet holiday picture book promotes kindness, teamwork.
By Kallie George
(2016)
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The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present Book Poster Image
age 3+
Teensy girl gets jumbo presents in charming Christmas story.
By Harriet Muncaster
(2016)
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Christmas in the Barn Book Poster Image
age 4+
Evocative new art enlivens poetic telling of Nativity story.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2016)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Penguin's Christmas Wish Book Poster Image
age 4+
Penguin learns meaning of holiday in warm, snowy romp.
By Salina Yoon
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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River Rose and the Magical Lullaby Book Poster Image
age 4+
Singer's dreamy zoo-trip tale an OK bedtime book.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2016)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Naughty Mabel Sees It All Book Poster Image
age 4+
Diva dog needs glasses in story heavy on adult humor.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2016)
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Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat Book Poster Image
age 4+
Halloween alphabet book is a howlingly funny treat.
By Nick Bruel
(2016)
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Otis and the Kittens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Brave, caring tractor saves kittens in exciting drama.
By Loren Long
(2016)
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