Thursday, January 28, 2016

Children's Picture Book Reviews


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   5 - 8      8 - 12      6 - 8     7 - 8    

13 Words by Lemony Snicket
20 Recipes Kids Should Know by Esme Washburn (nonfiction)
5-Minute Stories by Margaret Wise Brown 

Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up by Dave Eggers
All Around Bustletown: Spring by Rotraut Susanne Berner
All Around Bustletown: Summer by Rotraut Susanne Berner
All Around Bustletown: Winter by Rotraut Susanne Berner
Almost A Full Moon by Hawksley Workman
I Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer (nonfiction)
I Am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer  (nonfiction)

I Am Sonia Sotomayer by Brad Meltzer (nonfiction)
I Am A Warrior Goddess by Jennifer Adams
And Then Comes Christmas by Tom Brenner

Animal Ark by Kwame Alexander & Joel Sartore (nonfiction)
And Then The Seed Grew by Marianne Dubuc
Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau
Around the World in 80 Ways by DK Books & Katy Halford (nonfiction)

Art & Max by David Wiesner
The A-Z of Wonder Women by Yvonne Lin (nonfiction)

The Bad Mood by Moritz Petz
The Bad Seed by Jory John
The Bat Book by Charlotte Milner  (nonfiction)
Bathing in the Forest by Nivola Uya
Be A Friend by Salina Yoon
Be A Maker by Katey Howes

Be A Star, Wonder Woman! by Michael Dahl
Be Thankful For Trees by Harriet Ziefert
Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins
Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson
Because by Mo Willems
The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner (nonfiction)
Beneath the Trees: The Autumn of Mr. Grumpf by DAV
Beneath the Trees: A Fine Summer by DAV
Beneath the Trees: Winter Chills by DAV
Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis
Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler
The Big Book Adventure by Emily Ford
Big Cat by Emma Lazell
Bigger Words for Little Geniuses by James & Susan Patterson
Bird Watch by Christie Matheson
Bird's Eye View: The Natural World by John Farndon (nonfiction)
The Blue Giant by Katie Cottle
Bo the Brave by Beth Woollvin
Book of Many Things by Eric Carle
The Boreal Forest by E.L. Carmichael  (nonfiction)
Bruce's Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins
Bruce's Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins

Bucketloads of Friends by Mia Cassany and Miguel Bustos (Look & Find)
Build A Castle (Archicards) by Paul Farrell


Captain Aquatica's Awesome Ocean by Jessica Cramp (nonfiction)
Cat & Mouse by Britta Teckentrup
Celebrations Around the World by Katy Halford (nonfiction)

Chloe by Peter McCarty
Christmas, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg
A Christmas Too Big by Colleen Madden

Chu Trilogy by Neil Gaiman
Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris by Megan Hess
The Cool Bean by Jory John

Coral Reefs by Gail Gibbons  (nonfiction)

Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown

Counting With Barefoot Critters by Teagan White 
Cozy by Jan Brett
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
Crocodile's Crossing: A Search For Home by Yoeri Slegers


Daisy's Decorating Dilemma (Wild Fairies #1) by Brandi Dougherty
Dasher by Matt Tavares
A Day For Rememberin' by Leah Anderson
Dewdrop by Katie O'Neill
The Diggers by Margaret Wise Brown

Dino by Diego Vaisberg
Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers
Dino-Halloween! by Lisa Wheeler

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy (nonfiction)
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman
Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner by Julie Gassman
Don't Let Them Disappear! by Chelsea Clinton (nonfiction)

The Dragon Hunters by James Russell
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin
Dream Flights on Arctic Nights by Brooke Hartman
Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty
Ella's Night Lights by Lucy Fleming
Even More Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown  (nonfiction)
Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood
Expedition Backyard by Rosemary Mosco      (graphic novel)


The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
Fatima's Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq
Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd
The Fish Who Found the Sea by Alan Watts
Frida Catlo by Courtney Acampora (board book)
Forest Club: A Year of Activities, Crafts, and Exploring Nature by Kris Hirschmann  (nonfiction)
Forest Magic: A Guidebook for Little Woodland Explorers by Sarah Grindler
Forgotten Beasts by Matt Sewell (nonfiction)

From Tree to Sea by Shelley Moore Thomas


The Galaxy Needs You (StarWars) by Caitlin Kennedy
Gator, Gator, Gator by Daniel Bernstrom
Get Growing: A Family Guide to Gardening Indoors and Out by Holly Farrell  (nonfiction)
Give Me Back My Bones by Kim Norman
The Good Egg by Jory John & Pete Oswald

Great Ports of the World by Mia Cassany & Victor Medina (nonfiction)
The Green Giant by Katie Cottle
Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker
Grow Kind by Jon Lasser

Halloween Is Coming by Cal Everett
Harold and His Woolly Hat by Vern Kousky

Harry and Walter by Kathy Stinson
Heal the Earth by Julian Lennon
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

Herbie's Big Adventure by Jennie Poh
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Shetterly (nonfiction)
Hoo Hoo Who? by Mary Maier & Lauren Horton

Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
How Far Can A Kangaroo Jump? by Allison Limentani
How to Catch A Dinosaur by Adam Wallace
How to Catch A Dragon by Adam Wallace
How to Catch A Mermaid by Adam Wallace
How to Catch A Turkey by Adam Wallace
How to Catch A Unicorn by Adam Wallace
How to Catch An Elf by Adam Wallace
How to Make A Better World by Keilly Smith  (nonfiction)

How to Make Friends With A Ghost by Rebecca Green
How to Read A Book by Kwame Alexander
How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith


I Spy Spooky Night by Jean Marzollo & Walter Wick
If I Had A Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle
If Pluto Was A Pea by Gabrielle S. Prendergast
If You Were Night by Muon Thi Van
Inky the Octopus by Erin Guendelsberger
It Started With A Big Bang by Floor Bal & Sebastiaan Van Doninck (nonfiction)
It Starts With A Bee by QEB & Jennie Webber 
It's A Wonderful World by Jess French

It's Raining Bats and Frogs by Rebecca Colby
It's Your World Now! by Barry Falls

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez  (nonfiction)
Journey to the Last River by Teddy Keen

Kids vs. Plastic by Julie Beer   (nonfiction)
The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar by Heidi Fiedler (nonfiction)
Knuffle Bunny Trilogy by Mo Willems


Last Stop On The Reindeer Express by Maudie Powell-Tuck
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems 
Let's Go For A Walk by Ranger Hamza
Lily's Water Woes (Wild Fairies #2) by Brandi Dougherty

Lionheart by Richard Collingridge
The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt by Riel Nason
Little Homesteader: A Summer Treasury by Angela Ferraro-Fanning
Little Homesteader: A Winter Treasury by Angela Ferraro-Fanning (releases Sept. 2022)
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison (nonfiction)
Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison (nonfiction)
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison  (nonfiction)

Little Miss Liberty by Chris Robertson
Little Mole's Christmas Gift by Gladys Nellist
Little Red by Bethan Woollvin
Look, It's Raining! by Mathieu Pierloot
I Look Up To... Malala Yousafzai by Anna Membrino (board book)
I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Anna Mebrino (board book)
Looking For Yesterday by Alison Jay
Love by Stacy McAnulty

I Love A Book by Joe Rhatigan
Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark
Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon by David A Aguilar  (nonfiction)

Mario and the Hole in the Sky by Elizabeth Rusch  (nonfiction)
Maxwell the Monkey Barber by Cale Atkinson

Miss You Like Crazy by Pamela Hall
The Monster In My Basement by Dave Preston
Moon! Earth's Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty

Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell
Mossy by Jan Brett
Most of the Better Natural Things in the World by Dave Eggers

Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins

Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Mouse's Night Before Christmas by Tracey Corderoy
Mr. Postmouse's Rounds by Marianne Dubuc
Mr. Postmouse Takes A Trip by Marianne Dubuc
Mudkin by Stephen Gammell
My First 100 Science Words by Chris Ferrie
My Ocean Is Blue by Darren Labeuf

The Nature Adventure Book by Katie Taylor
Never Follow A Dinosaur by Alex Latimer

New York Night & Day by Aurelie Pollet & Vincent Bergier
Night Animals by Gianna Marino

The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang
The Night Gardener by Terry & Eric Fan
Night Night, Norman by Marie Dimitrova
The Night the Forest Came to Town by Charles Ghigna

The Night the Stars Went Out by Suz Hughes
No Yeti Yet by Mary Ann Fraser
The Nuff by Veronica Waldrop

Ocean: Secrets of the Deep by Sabrina Weiss  (nonfiction)
Ocean: Waves For All by Stacy McAnulty
Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root

Oskar Can... by Britta Teckentrup
Our Love Grows by Anna Pignataro

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
A Park Connects Us by Sarah Nelson
Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin
Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
Pirates in the Library by Nadia Ali
Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise (nonfiction)
Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex (nonfiction)
The Poetry of US by J. Patrick Lewis (nonfiction)
Pumpkin Island by Arthur Geisert


Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin
Red Wagon by Renata Liwska
River by Elisha Cooper
Roly Poly by Mem Fox & Jane Dyer
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Rosie the Raven by Helga Bansch

Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Santa's Story by Will Hillenbrand
Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds
The Scary Book by Thierry Dedieu
The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner (nonfiction)
The Secret Life of Trees by Moira Butterfield

She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton (nonfiction)
She Persisted Around the World by Chelsea Clinton (nonfiction)
Shelter by Celine Claire
Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears by Margaret Wise Brown
Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming

The Song of Spring by Hendrik Jonas
Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Hunter by Morag Hood

The Spider and the Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi
Stegosaurus Would NOT Make A Good Pirate by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi
The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty
Summer Green to Autumn Gold by Mia Posada   (nonfiction)
Sun! One In A Billion! by Stacy McAnulty
Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris (nonfiction)

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long
Swan Lake by NYC Ballet & Valeria Docampo

Sweet Dreams, Supergirl! by Michael Dahl

The Tea Party In The Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
Thankful by Elaine Vickers
Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf
That Dog! by Emma Lazell
That's Good, That's Bad by Joan M. Lexau
They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel
This Book is Cute! by Sarah Wassner Flynn
Thomas the Train: The Very First Stories by Reverend W. Awdry
Tidy by Emily Gravett
The Tiger Like Me by Kelsey Lee
Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman

The Tiny Tale of Little Pea by Davide Cali & Sebastien Mourrain
Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington
Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson
Too Many Moose by Lisa Bakos
The Toys' Christmas by Claire Clement
Tree Song by Tiffany Stone

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz 

Very Christmas by Simone Mets
The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade

W is for Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary by Tracey E. Fern (nonfiction)
Walking Toward Peace by Kathleen Krull (nonfiction)
Walter and the Wallet by Billy Bloom
Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas
We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and Kids
We Belong by Laura Purdie-Salas
We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
We Love Babies! by Jill Esbaum  (nonfiction)
What About Worms?! by Ryan T. Higgins & Mo Willems
When Emily Was Small by Lauren Soloy
When Sadness Is At Your Door by Eva Eland
Who Is Afraid of Little Wolf? by Yayo Kawamura (board book)
Why Are You So Quiet? by Jaclyn Desforges
Why Do We Cry? by Fran Pintadera
Wierd But True! USA by Nat Geo Kids (nonfiction)
The Wild World Handbook: Habitats by Andrea Debbink (nonfiction)
Wild Zoo Train by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Wilderness: Earth's Amazing Habitats by Mia Cassany & Marcos Navarro (nonfiction)
I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdsong

William Sheepspeare by Courtney Acampora (board book)
I Wish It Would Snow by Sarah Dillard

The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna
Wonders of Nature: Explorations in the World of Birds, Insects, and Fish by Florence Guiraud
A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness by Frank J. Sileo


Yoga With Animals by Paige Towler  (nonfiction)
You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and his Neighborhood (nonfiction)
You're the Hero: Pirate Adventure by Lily Murray



Adventures on Earth by Simon Tyler

National Geographic Kids

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