Book Reviews

Book reviews are published at least once a year in the Friend. These reviews do not constitute Church endorsement of these books, but the books have been carefully reviewed to ensure that Church standards are observed.


  • “Book Reviews” (June 2015 Friend)
    Reviews: The Seven Silly Eaters; Chrysanthemum; Mrs. Piggle Wiggle; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (June 2014 Friend)
    Reviews: Extra Yarn; Good Night, Good Knight; The Ordinary Princess; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2013 Friend)
    Reviews: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; Burton and Giggle Machine; Lost and Found; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2012 Friend)
    Reviews: The White Ox; The Castle in the Attic; A Sick Day for Amos McGee; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2011 Friend)
    Reviews: Snowshoe Thompson; The Hundred Dresses; The Day-Glo Brothers; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2011 Friend)
    Reviews: The Lion & the Mouse; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Grow It, Cook It; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2010 Friend)
    Reviews: My Side of the Mountain; Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot; The Wheat Doll; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2010 Friend)
    Reviews: The Littlest Owl; The Sign of the Beaver; Prairie Girl: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2009 Friend)
    Reviews: Enemy Pie; Nat the Great on the Owl Express; Twenty-One Balloons; The Real Vikings; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2009 Friend)
    Reviews: Gossie & Gertie; Amelia Bedelia; Encyclopedia Brown; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2008 Friend)
    Reviews: The Three Snow Bears; The Runway Princess; The Boy Who Saved Cleveland; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2008 Friend)
    Reviews: Not a Box; Fancy Nancy; A Seed Is Sleepy; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2007 Friend)
    Reviews: Zuzu’s Wishing Cake; Henry Higgins; Fairest; Signing for Kids; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2007 Friend)
    Reviews: The Wildest Brother; Princess Academy; Mammoths on the Move; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2006 Friend)
    Reviews: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; Homer Price; Super Grandpa; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (May 2006 Friend)
    Reviews: The Greatest Skating Race; Project Mulberry; Hummingbird Nest; and many more.
  • “Book Reviews” (November 2005 Friend)
    Reviews: A Christmas Dress for Ellen; The Search for Delicious; Ravine; and many more.
  • “Summer Reading Fun” (May 2005 Friend)
    Reviews: The Story of the Walnut Tree; Esperanza Rising; Buster; and many more. Includes a bookmark and family reading activities.
  • “Out of the Best Books” (June 2004 Friend)
    Reviews: One Guinea Pig Is Not Enough; A Glass Slipper for Rosie; Paper Clip Science; and many more.
  • “Out of the Best Books: Summer Reading Fun” (May 2003 Friend)
    Reviews: Scaredy Dog; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Sidewalk Games Around the World; and many more.