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)
Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
The Swamps of Sleethe Book Poster Image
age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
The Legend of Holly Claus Book Poster Image
age 9+
St. Nick's saintly child plays fantasy heroine.
By Brittney Ryan
(2006)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Poster Image
age 9+
A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale.
By Barbara Robinson
(1972)
The True Story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
By Anne Fine
(2003)
Harlem: A Poem Book Poster Image
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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)