Book Reviews

Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Malcolm at Midnight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
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Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
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Wild Wings Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tender tween tale of endangered wildlife, friend's death.
By Gill Lewis
(2011)
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The Swamps of Sleethe Book Poster Image
age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(2005)
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Shiloh Book Poster Image
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age 9+
In taut, unforgettable drama, nothing is simple.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1991)
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A Hive for the Honeybee Book Poster Image
age 9+
Insect allegory might be too slow for most kids.
By Soinbhe Lally
(2004)
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Rattlesnake Dance: True Tales, Mysteries, and Rattlesnake Ceremonies Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping, first-rate storytelling.
By Jennifer Owings Dewey
(1997)
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Misty of Chincoteague Book Poster Image
age 9+
A must for every horse-lover's library.
By Marguerite Henry
(1947)
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Harlem: A Poem Book Poster Image
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
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Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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Album of Horses Book Poster Image
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age 9+
An informational book for horse lovers of any age.
By Marguerite Henry
(1993)
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Making Friends With Frankenstein: A Book of Monsterous Poems and Pictures Book Poster Image
age 9+
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
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