Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Spare text and evocative art capture dog's beach adventure.
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By Jorey Hurley
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
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By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
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By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
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By Dan Santat
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.
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By Molly Idle
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
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By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
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By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
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By Lisa McMann
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek tale teaches acceptance.
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By Aaron Reynolds
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
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By Mo Willems
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Shadow and Bone sequel steps up love triangle.
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By Leigh Bardugo
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle, lyrical glimpse of a boy waiting to spot a whale.
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By Julie Fogliano
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Sea creature facts add to the fun in this adventure.
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By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
(2007)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
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By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
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By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)

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