Book Reviews

age 3+
Sweet story about sick lamb is confusing in parts.
By Jennifer Churchman, John Churchman
(2016)
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
age 3+
Kids easily grasp opposites through bold, stylized art.
By Lizi Boyd
(2015)
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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age 4+
Girl stops to enjoy the flowers in lovely wordless story.
By JonArno Lawson
(2015)
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age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
age 10+
Puzzles, explosions in thrilling 1600s mystery adventure.
By Kevin Sands
(2015)
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age 4+
Toys calmly take in whatever happens in Zen-like tale.
By Kevin Henkes
(2015)
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
age 3+
Sweet playdate story promotes friendship and free play.
By Jacky Davis
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 12+
Complex fantasy sequel more absorbing than first book.
By S. E. Grove
(2015)
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age 4+
Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
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age 3+
A gem of a book about noticing small, everyday wonders.
By Antoinette Portis
(2015)

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