Book Reviews

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties: Stick Cat, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet tale of kind cat is daffy fun for reluctant readers.
By Tom Watson
(2016)
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
Stampy's Lovely Book Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cheery but slight; best for Minecraft star's young fans.
By Joseph Garrett
(2016)
Ollie's Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Illustrated stolen-toy tale has heart and scary scenes.
By William Joyce
(2016)
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
Milo Speck, Accidental Agent Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gorgeous, clever account of bold con artist's life.
By Greg Pizzoli
(2015)
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants, Book 12 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.
By Dav Pilkey
(2015)
Space Taxi: Archie's Alien Disguise Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fast-paced third book centers on princess, electricity.
By Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
(2015)
Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dad and son visit underwater planet in smart, funny sequel.
By Wendy Mass
(2014)
Elvis:  The Story of the Rock and Roll King Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day Book Poster Image
age 7+
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
By Nick Bruel
(2015)
Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000: Captain Underpants, Book 11 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift Book Poster Image
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)

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