Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Science supercharges fun, goofy sequel about energy.
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By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
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By Kate Messner
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
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By Ted Sanders
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Girl looks for returning bird in cute, informative tale.
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By Anne Rockwell
(1989)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Garden critters offer relatable lesson on kindness, sharing.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
A bear cub learns about seasons in artful, charming story.
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By Carin Berger
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
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By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
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By Megan Shepherd
(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
8
QUALITY
 
Action and surprises in best series installment so far.
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By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Time-bending thriller has more romance than mystery.
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By Claudia Gray
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
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By Mo Willems
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
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By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.
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By Stephanie Roth Sisson
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
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By Jen Bryant
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
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By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
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By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)

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