Book Reviews

age 6+
Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(1999)
age 8+
A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
age 4+
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
age 6+
Amusing tales from author's childhood.
By Tomie dePaola
(1999)
age 8+
Scarier and more action-packed than the first book.
By Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black
(2003)
age 9+
This book gives slavery a human face.
By Jim Haskins
(1999)
age 9+
Learn how ancient cathedrals were built.
By David Macaulay
(1973)
age 6+
Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.
By William J. Bennett
(1998)
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age 2+
Heartwarming, humorous picture-book classic.
By Don Freeman
(1968)
age 2+
Colorfully illustrated alphabet rhymes.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(1989)
age 4+
Traditional pastimes are linked to the 12 months.
By John Updike
(1999)
age 9+
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
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age 6+
Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels.
By E.B. White
(1969)
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
age 14+
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
age 11+
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
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age 6+
Photos capture water's beauty and complexity.
By Walter Wick
(1996)
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age 4+
Expressive writing and funny illustrations.
By Jeff Brown
(1964)

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