Book Reviews

The Little Engine That Could [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.
By Watty Piper
(1930)
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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging classic makes work delightful.
By Richard Scarry
(1968)
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Special Delivery [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 3+
Determined girl sends great-aunt an elephant in quirky tale.
By Philip C. Stead
(2015)
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Are We There Yet? [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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Steam Train, Dream Train [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
(2013)
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Locomotive [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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The Big Book of Trains [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
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The Polar Express [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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The Farmer and the Clown [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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A Bear Called Paddington [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 6+
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
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Remarkable [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: Origami Yoda, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: Origami Yoda, Book 5 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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The Boundless [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 9+
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 4 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
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From Norvelt to Nowhere [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)
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