Book Reviews

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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Just One Day [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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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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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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The Extra [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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The Children of Willesden Lane [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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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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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 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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Bad Luck Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Rousing finish to historical fairy-fantasy trilogy.
By Sarah Zettel
(2014)
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Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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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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"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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The Way Things Work Now [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Every Hidden Thing [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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Night of Cake & Puppets: Daughter of Smoke & Bone [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Re-release of romantic series companion adds keen art.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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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 Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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