Book Reviews

Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young adult fiction about life in Cuba.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.
By Molly Bang
(1999)
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Rats Saw God Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)
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Pickles to Pittsburgh: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
By Judi Barrett
(2000)
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Get That Pest! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Young readers will love this humorous story.
By Erin Douglas
(2000)
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The Cat in the Hat Book Poster Image
age 4+
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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Ira Sleeps Over Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
By Bernard Waber
(1975)
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Chimps Don't Wear Glasses Book Poster Image
age 4+
Text fails to live up to illustrations.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(1999)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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Pete's a Pizza Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A brilliant piece of children's literature.
By William Steig
(2000)
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Math Curse Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Authors show that math doesn't have to be scary.
By Jon Scieszka
(1995)
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King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively speed and luxurious artwork bewitch kids.
By Audrey Wood
(1985)
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Flat Stanley Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Expressive writing and funny illustrations.
By Jeff Brown
(1964)
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And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Book Poster Image
age 4+
A colorful flight of fancy for kids.
By Dr. Seuss
(1937)
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North to Freedom Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
By Anne Holm
(1969)
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Voyage of the Frog Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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Holes Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
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The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash Book Poster Image
age 4+
Raucous story of a wild school outing.
By Trinka Hakes Noble
(1980)
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The Book That Jack Wrote Book Poster Image
age 6+
An artistically splendid, but dark, circular tale.
By Jon Scieszka
(1994)
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