January 2015

These are the books the Children's Area staff reviewed in January 2015. Click on the "check the catalog" link to see if the book is available. If it isn't, ask a librarian to put it on hold for you.

Scroll past these book reviews to see an archive of all of the previous book reviews.



Comedian Michael Ian Black’s picture book will be as delightfully funny for children as Black's comedy is for adults. A little boy hilariously describes the joys of running around without any clothes in this perfect bedtime read. Debbie Ridpath Ohi's illustrations are also perfectly funny.

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Redwoods by Jason Chin is the aptly named nonfiction book about redwood trees. Redwoods is set up like a picture book but still provides all the factual information one could want. The story of a young boy venturing out into the woods is told through pictures with illustrations that are almost as magical and awe-inspiring as the trees themselves. Chin does an excellent job using the boy's story to illustrate the facts in a subtle way which provides a more solid understanding of the material. There is a nice narrative twist throughout the story and at the end which might encourage multiple readings. Redwoods is a wonderful choice for any readers who love trees, nature, the Pacific Northwest, or fog.

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Muzzy Club, BBC

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Sesame Street eBooks

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Wandoo Reader
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