Book Reviews

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
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Amelia's Family Ties Book Poster Image
age 9+
Realistic treatment of subject of divorce.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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Amelia's Easy-as-Pie Drawing Guide Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amelia gives tips on how to draw doodles.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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Ballet Shoes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Performing arts school tale great for kids who dance or act.
By Noel Streatfeild
(1993)
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The Dark Is Rising Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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Harriet the Spy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great young sleuth helps kids be true to themselves.
By Louise Fitzhugh
(1964)
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The Kingfisher Young Discoverers Encyclopedia of Facts and Experiments Book Poster Image
age 9+
Makes biology and science fun and exciting.
By Kingfisher Staff
(2000)
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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Book Poster Image
age 9+
An introduction to 26 African tribes.
By Margaret Musgrove
(1977)
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Children Just Like Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Book Poster Image
age 9+
Learn how ancient cathedrals were built.
By David Macaulay
(1973)
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Bound for America: The Forced Migration of Africans to the New World Book Poster Image
age 9+
This book gives slavery a human face.
By Jim Haskins
(1999)
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Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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The Ashwater Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
A sharp take on junior high relationships.
By Amy Goldman Koss
(1999)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
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A Wind in the Door Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic science fiction with timeless appeal.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1976)
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