Book Reviews

age 9+
 
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)
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age 9+
 
A penetrating look at a poor child's life.
By Karen Hesse
(1997)
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age 4+
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
age 4+
 
Warmhearted, well-told tale will charm readers.
By Munro Leaf
(1936)
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age 2+
 
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
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age 4+
 
Gets inside sulking 8-year-old's head.
By William Steig
(2000)
age 2+
 
Carle brings humor to caterpillar's development.
By Eric Carle
(1970)
age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 9+
 
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
age 4+
 
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
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age 2+
 
A good read-aloud.
By Vivian Walsh
(1999)
age 2+
 
One-of-a-kind story of a dream fulfilled.
By Anik McGrory
(2000)
age 4+
 
The ultimate messy-room story.
By Ann Braybrooks
(2000)
age 9+
 
Fun story about quirky patriot's quest.
By Jean Fritz
(1974)
age 9+
 
Adventure and humor mix with history.
By Jean Fritz
(1973)
age 9+
 
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
age 6+
 
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
age 9+
 
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
age 4+
 
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)
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age 4+
 
Snowball journeys through alphabet in fun book.
By Michael J. Rosen
(1998)

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