Book Reviews

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6
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Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
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By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
AGE
6
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Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
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By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
AGE
6
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Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
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By Angela Johnson
(2014)
AGE
6
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Creepy, fun book about snakes is chock-full of facts.
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By Roxie Munro
(2013)
AGE
6
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Powerful, personal view of cvil rights leader, issues.
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By Martin Luther King III
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Striking, vibrant tale of friendship, bullying, and loss.
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By Bob Staake
(2013)
AGE
6
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Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
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By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
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By Barbara Park
(1992)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
This Chinese New Year story is a tale for all seasons and any kids learning to love their culture.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2011)
AGE
6
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Confusing tone weakens tale of unwavering love.
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By Maurice Sendak
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Historic journey comes alive with poetic words, vivid art.
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By Donna Jo Napoli
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Amazing award-winning historical story told in free verse.
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By Laban Carrick Hill
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids may need help jumping into clever frog-prince tale.
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By Emily Gravett
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Full of clever nonsense words, this book about an adventurous mouse is ideal for kids who love wordplay.
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By Denise Doyen
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fun book about combating boredom; great for lazy afternoons.
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By Tony Fucile
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Creatures of every description live in the wild tresses of a man who waxes poetic about the life packed atop his head.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
The "blueberry girl" can be any girl for whom you want to wish a lifetime of happiness, protection, and well-being.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Gentle story about facing prejudice with pride and strength.
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By Patricia McKissack
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Glossy fantasy about an enchanted lion and a lonely boy.
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By Greg Foley
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Everyone’s afraid of something. This book’s premise -- “a fear faced is a fear defeated” -- helps ease kids’ worries.
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By Emily Gravett
(2008)

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