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Welcome to our book review section. Here you will find some books that would make great gifts for kids as well as a selection of other interesting reads.

Book Review: The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs
Book review of The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs by Dr. Robert T. Bakker, Illustrations by Luis V. Rey (2013-10-31)

Book Review: The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer
The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer, illustrations by Chris Sheban Schwartz and Wade Fiction, Ages: 4-8 Picture Book, 40 pages If you have ever held a special book, read in childhood or adolescence as an essential part of growing up, you will understand this sensitive tale about a young girl and a book that was special to her. (2012-05-04)

Book Review: Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman, Illustrations by Dan Yaccarino Alfred A. (2012-05-03)

Book Review: It's Milking Time by Phyllis Alsdurf
Book review of It's Milking Time by Phyllis Alsdurf, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. (2012-05-03)

Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Ballantine Fiction Hardcover, 322 pages The Language of Flowers is not a sweet Victorian love story. (2011-12-04)

Book Review: Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni Alfred A. (2011-12-04)

Book Review: Jim Henson, The Guy Who Played With Puppets by Kathleen Krull
Jim Henson, The Guy Who Played With Puppets by Kathleen Krull, Paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher Random House Books for Young Readers Nonfiction, Ages: 7-10 Hardcover, 40 pages This biography of Jim Henson could not arrive at a better time. (2011-12-02)

Book Review: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. (2011-12-02)

Book Review: Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Zoozical by Judy Sierra, Illustrations by Marc Brown Knopf Books for Young Readers Fiction, Ages: 4-8 Hardcover, 40 pages Children will welcome the beloved zoo animals that they first met in the New York Times number one best seller, Wild About Books. (2011-09-15)

Book Review: The Bravest Woman in America by Marisa Moss
The Bravest Woman in America by Marisa Moss, Illustrations by Andrea U'RenAn Tricycle Press Nonfiction, Ages: 4-8 Hardcover, 32 pages Some heroes in history were young girls, and both girls and boys need to be aware of it. (2011-09-12)

Book Review: The Chamber of Five by Michael Harmon
Chamber of Five by Michael Harmon Knopf Books for Young Readers Fiction, Age: Young Adult Hardcover: 208 pages Michael Harmon writes tough, gritty novels for high school and middle school students who are facing some of the most difficult and trying decisions in life. (2011-09-06)

Book Review: An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm by Carol Watterson
An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm by Carol Watterson Illustrations by Michela Sorentino Tricycle Press Nonfiction, Ages: 4-8 Picture Book, 48 pages The combination of learning with pleasure is always the best way to teach the very young. (2011-09-06)

Book Review: Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?: Or, a History of Messy Rooms by Wade Bradford
Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?: Or, a History of Messy Rooms By Wade Bradford, Johanna Van Der Sterre Tricycle Press Fiction, Ages: 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Why Do I Have to Make My Bed? Is a wry, amusing history of children's chores all the way back to the earliest humans. (2011-06-28)

Book Review: The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker
The Honeybee Man By Lela Nargi, Illustrations by Kyrsten Brooker Schwartz & Wade Books Fiction, Ages: 5-8 Hardcover: 40 pages Scientists tell us that we are losing our honeybee populations; the loss of their pollinating function could have devastating effects on our food supply. (2011-06-28)

Book Review: Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz
Calli Be Gold By Michele Weber Hurwitz Wendy Lamb Books Fiction, Ages: 9-12 Hardcover: 208 pages At last we have a story written for the twenty-first century child, trapped in a world that demands overachievement for both children and parents. (2011-06-28)

Book Review: The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life With the Chimps
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life With the Champs by Jeanette Winter Schwartz & Wade Fiction, Ages: 4-8 Hardcover: 48 pages The Watcher is a book that any teacher or librarian would recognize as an essential addition to the early elementary classroom or library. (2011-05-27)

Book Review: Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry
Second Fiddle by Rosanne Parry Random House Books for Young Readers Fiction, Ages: 10-13 Hardcover: 240 pages For those who think there cannot possibly be any adventure in playing in a string trio, think again. (2011-04-22)

Book Review: Before There Was Mozart, The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George By Lesa Cline-Ransome
Before There Was Mozart, The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James E. (2011-04-17)

Book Review: Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception by Gary Paulsen
Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception by Gary Paulsen Wendy Lamb Books Fiction, Ages: 9-12 Hardcover: 128 pages Gary Paulson's newest character, Kevin Spencer, is the most adept apologist for evil since C. (2011-04-17)

Book Review: Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulson
Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulson Wendy Lamb Books Fiction, Ages: 8-12 Hardcover: 102 pages Worried teachers, troubled librarians and concerned parents of boys who don't like to read are looking for books that will cure this all too common problem. (2010-12-19)