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!
Double Happiness

Double Happiness

Nancy Tupper Ling
Illustrator:  Alina Chau 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452129181
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Loot

Loot

Jude Watson
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic , 2014   ISBN: 978-0545468022
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Boom Snot Twitty This Way That Way

Boom Snot Twitty This Way That Way

Doreen Cronin
Illustrator:  Renata Liwska 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Penguin Random House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0670785773
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Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time

Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time

James Gurney
Picture Book  Series
For ages 10 and up
Calla Editions, 2011   ISBN: 978-1606600221
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Boys Don't Knit

Boys Don't Knit

Tom Easton
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Feiwel & Friends, 2015   ISBN: 978-1250053312
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The Good Little Book

The Good Little Book

Kyo Maclear
Illustrator:  Marion Arbona 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Tundra Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1770494510
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Zen Socks

Zen Socks

Jon J. Muth
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Scholastic Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545166690
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This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

Nancy J Cavanaugh
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2013   ISBN: 978-1402281068
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Coco and the Little Black Dress

Coco and the Little Black Dress

Annemarie van Haeringen
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
NorthSouth, 2015   ISBN: 978-0735842397
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Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life

Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life

Jim Arnosky
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Sterling, 2013   ISBN: 978-1402786235
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One Leaf Rides the Wind

One Leaf Rides the Wind

Celeste Davidson Mannis
Illustrator:  Susan Kathleen Hartung 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0756952136
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Fly Away

Fly Away

Patricia MacLachlan
Fiction
For ages 7 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2014   ISBN: 978-1442460089
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A dance like starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream

A dance like starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream

Kristy Dempsey
Illustrator:  Floyd Cooper 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Penguin, 2015   ISBN: 978-0399252846
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Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone

Beth Ferry
Illustrator:  Tom Lichtenheld 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015   ISBN: 978-0544032569
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The Jewel

The Jewel

Amy Ewing
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
HarperCollins, 2014   ISBN: 978-0062235794
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