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This section of the Reading Site contains book reviews and reading material reviews for all levels of young readers. It serves the ages from babies up until about fifth grade.

Ella Autie Book Review star
Ella Autie by Catlaina Vrana is an informational picture book about autism that is written and illustrated by a young autistic woman. With charming illustrations and forthright text, it tells the story of a 4th grade girl with autism. The book shows how understanding autism can lead to friendship.

Full Full Full of Love Picture Book Review star
Too often the media portrays minority families as sad and broken. This book shows a loving, vibrant African-American family that is joyously spending time together. Trish Cooke's book has simple sentence structure with easy-reader words, positive messages, and Paul Howard's glorious illustrations.

Get Ready for Preschool Workbook Review star
If you have a pre-kindergartner, this book is perfect for them to study along with their siblings or on their own. Combined in a sturdy hard spiral binder, it includes 469 activities and 2,955 illustrations. This article reviews the activities in this fun and colorful teaching tool.

Harry's Spooky Surprise! Read Aloud Review star
Harry's Spooky Surprise, by n. g. k. and illustrated by Janelle Dimmett, is the best book of its type that I have seen in years. I highly recommend this future classic for parents and teachers of young children. The charming prose and glorious pictures show friendship and gratitude in action.

Heckedy Peg Picture Book Review star
Heckedy Peg is the melding of Audrey Wood's words and the paintings of Don Wood to make a compelling picture book that is a treat for all ages. Young readers love the story and enjoy the pictures of the characters, especially the children. Kids like to discover the nuances of each of the pictures.

Missing Math: A Number Mystery Review star
Missing Math: A Number Mystery, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy, authoritatively answers the question, "What good is math anyway?" This children's book starts with one of its clever rhymes to set the scene. The bright illustrations in Missing Math: A Number Mystery are digitally painted.

The Perfect Hug Book Review star
Let's read aloud. I have a suggestion for you. Author Joanna Walsh and illustrator, Judi Abbot, have created a great read aloud book about hugs. This book is filled with colorful pictures and advice on giving the perfect hug, and finding the perfect hugger!

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