Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
14
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Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
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By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
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By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
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By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
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By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
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By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
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By Langston Hughes
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
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By Langston Hughes
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
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By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
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By Jacob Angel
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
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By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
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By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
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By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)

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