Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 13+
 
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
age 4+
 
Beautiful, joyful peek at family in the wild.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 7+
 
Puppy stars in funny, sweet book about animal welfare.
By Nick Bruel
(2015)
age 8+
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 11+
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 12+
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lots of laughs on the farm in fun, silly chicken tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 9+
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
age 3+
 
Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 7+
 
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
age 6+
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
age 6+
 
Richly layered, fascinating book kids will enjoy for years.
By Steve Jenkins
(2013)

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