15 second reviews

Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Simple language, simple story of a bear in his first year trying to figure out what is happening as fall begins to happen all around him. I love Stein's illustrations.
Age: birth and up

Henry's Heart by Charise Mericle Harper
My problem with books like Henry's Heart is that because of all the side bubbles and action on each page, these books are hard to read in a story time. Young readers might like the book. It is informative and interesting. I didn't care for it, especially the ending.
Age: K and up

The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, illustrated by Carrie Eko-Burgess
Bright colorful pictures, elementary rhymes/language for even the youngest truck lovers. Fun read where the audience can watch the simplified steps of the work that goes into building a house.
Age: Preschool

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud
Suzanne Tripp Jurmai, illustrated by Larry Day
I had to laugh when I read this because it reminded me of a very watered down, funnier, children's book take on David McCullough's John Adams. (I am sure this is NOT what the author was intending). The book was informative, interesting,with good illustrations.
Age: 2nd grade and up

No Two Alike by Keith Baker
Gorgeous illustrations paired with silly story of birds and their antics; easy, minial language. Scantily worded books like this are great for early talkers, to help tell what is happening in the story.
Age: Birth-Preschool


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