Editor's choice collection for 2015

These are the books that I reviewed in 2015 that I enjoyed the most. They are either stand-alone titles, or the first title in a series, and all of them would make wonderful gifts for a birthday or for the holiday season. Enjoy!
Moletown

Moletown

Torben Kuhlmann
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
NorthSouth, 2015   ISBN: 978-0735842083
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The Story of Diva and Flea

The Story of Diva and Flea

Mo Willems
Illustrator:   Tony DiTerlizzi 
Fiction
For ages 7 to 9
Disney-Hyperion, 2015   ISBN: 978-1484722848
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Firefly Hollow

Firefly Hollow

Alison McGhee
Illustrator:  Christopher Denise 
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2015   ISBN: 978-1442423367
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The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

Anna Llenas
Novelty Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sterling Children's Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1454917298
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City of Halves

City of Halves

Lucy Inglis
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
Scholastic, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545829588
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Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe

Here's What You Do When You Can't Find Your Shoe

Andrea Perry
Illustrator:  Alan Snow 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 978-0689830679
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Sidewalk Flowers

Sidewalk Flowers

JonArno Lawson
Illustrator:  Sydney Smith 
Wordless Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Groundwood Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1554984312
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Tree: A Little Story About Big Things

Tree: A Little Story About Big Things

Danny Parker
Illustrator:  Matt Ottley 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Little Hare Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1742978604
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A Splendid Friend, Indeed

A Splendid Friend, Indeed

Suzanne Bloom
Board Book
For ages 4 to 6
Boyds Mills Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-1629794082
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Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
Fiction  Series
For ages 13 and up
Henry Holt and Co. , 2012   ISBN: 978-0805094596
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Breathe

Breathe

Sarah Crossen
Fiction
For ages 13 and up
HarperCollins, 2012   ISBN: 978-0062118691
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What Do You Do With an Idea?

What Do You Do With an Idea?

Kobi Yamada
Illustrator:  Mae Besom 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Compendium Inc, 2014   ISBN: 978-1938298073
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Sabriel

Sabriel

Garth Nix
Fiction  Series
For ages 13 and up
HarperCollins, 2008   ISBN: 978-0061474354
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Darkmouth: The Legends Begin

Darkmouth: The Legends Begin

Shane Hegarty
Fiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
HarperCollins, 2015   ISBN: 978-0062311252
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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Laurel Snyder
Illustrator:  Julie Morstad 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452118901
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