Book Reviews

Castle: Medieval Days and Knights Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lots of information packed into appealing pop-up.
By Kyle Olmon
(2006)
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Pirates Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Pirate thrills may be too much for some kids.
By John Matthews
(2006)
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Dr. Susan's Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide Book Poster Image
age 11+
Authentic, helpful guide for girls and parents.
By Dr. Susan S. Bartell
(2006)
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Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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Anno's U.S.A. Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A wordless witness to history.
By Mitsumasa Anno
(2000)
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We Are Witnesses: Five Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful stories from young Holocaust victims.
By Jacob Boas
(1995)
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If You Grew Up With George Washington Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bite-size chunks of history.
By Ruth Belov Gross
(1982)
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Buried Blueprints: Maps and Sketches of Lost Worlds and Mysterious Places Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fanciful background on legendary places.
By Albert Lorenz
(1999)
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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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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
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The Great Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
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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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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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The Story of Mankind Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
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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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North American Indians Book Poster Image
age 6+
Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.
By Douglas W. Gorsline, Marie Gorsline
(1978)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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Heroines: Great Women Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
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The Civil War Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brings Civil War to life; some gruesome photos.
By Martin W. Sandler
(1996)
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