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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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Book Poster Image
age 9+
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
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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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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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The Mighty Miss Malone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(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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America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
By Don Brown
(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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Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out Book Poster Image
age 9+
Enjoyable, if not always accurate, history tales.
By National Children's Book & Literacy Alliance's Books
(2008)
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Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics Book Poster Image
age 9+
Stories of strong women to inspire tween politic.
By Catherine Thimmesh
(2008)
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2007)
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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling story of the people behind the mission.
By Catherine Thimmesh
(2006)
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Mill Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Learn how, where, and why a mill worked.
By David Macaulay
(2000)
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On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful narrative about two aboard Titanic.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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Joan of Arc Book Poster Image
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age 9+
History unfolds like a rich and elegant folktale.
By Josephine Poole
(1998)
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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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Wild West Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Easy-to-read portrait of the Old West.
By Mike Stotter
(1997)
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Anastasia's Album Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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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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