Book Reviews

age 9+
Author's last is a rousing, delightful adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2007)
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age 4+
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
age 9+
Absorbing tale of a very talented cricket.
By George Selden
(1960)
age 10+
Severe look at war's impact better for older kids.
By Alice Walker
(2007)
age 4+
Playful poems dance with a simple, gleeful rhythm.
By Linda Sue Park
(2007)
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age 4+
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
age 6+
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
age 6+
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
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age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
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age 3+
Real hero of this sweet tale is the retro comic book art.
By Katie Van Camp
(2009)
age 10+
Action-adventure read for gamers with a Jurassic twist.
By Steve Cole
(2009)
age 12+
Still one of the greatest American novels.
By Mark Twain
(1885)
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age 5+
Energetic read that some parents may find too violent.
By Jon Scieszka
(2009)
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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age 12+
Offbeat eco-message tale weighs some complex, dark themes.
By Timothee de Fombelle
(2009)
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age 8+
Quirky, inventive, and absorbing choose-your-own adventure.
By Jason Shiga
(2010)
age 3+
Too full of clever laughs to scare most young mateys.
By Jonny Duddle
(2010)
age 9+
Fantastical tale will spark kids' imagination and curiosity.
By David Almond
(2010)

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