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!
All the water in the world

All the water in the world

George Ella Lyon
Illustrator:  Katherine Tillotson 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2011   ISBN: 978-1416971306
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Such a little mouse

Such a little mouse

Alice Schertle
Illustrator:  Stephanie Yue 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Scholastic, 2015   ISBN: 978-0545649292
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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Julia T. Lamana
Fiction
For ages 10 to 12
Chronicle, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452124568
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Bigfoot is missing!

Bigfoot is missing!

J. Patrick Lewis , Kenn Nesbitt
Illustrator:  Minalima 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Chronicle Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1452118956
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The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

Barry Jonsberg
Fiction
For ages 10 to 12
Chronicle, 2013   ISBN: 978-1452133515
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The Dandelion’s Tale

The Dandelion’s Tale

Kevin Sheehan
Illustrator:  Rob Dunlavey 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Random House, 2014   ISBN: 978-0375870323
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R My name is Rachel

R My name is Rachel

Patricia Reilly Giff
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375838897
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Madame Martine

Madame Martine

Sarah S. Brannen
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Albert Whitman, 2014   ISBN: 978-0807549056
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This Tree, 1, 2, 3

This Tree, 1, 2, 3

Alison Formento
Illustrator:  Sarah Snow 
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Albert Whitman, 2011   ISBN: 978-0807578919
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Mr. Squirrel and the Moon

Mr. Squirrel and the Moon

Sebastian Meschenmoser
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
NorthSouth, 2015   ISBN: 978-0735841567
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The Song of the Quarkbeast

The Song of the Quarkbeast

Jasper Fforde
Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013   ISBN: 978-0547738482
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Get Happy

Get Happy

Mary Amato
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Egmont, 2014   ISBN: 978-1606845226
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