Book Reviews

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Book Poster Image
age 9+
Learn how ancient cathedrals were built.
By David Macaulay
(1973)
Children Just Like Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Book Poster Image
age 5+
Charged-up intro to Ellington, his band & music.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(1998)
Daniel's Story Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tale of concentration camp teen suffers from weak narrative.
By Carol Matas
(1993)
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.
By Ingri d'Aulaire
(1962)
Follow the Drinking Gourd Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engages children by bringing history to life.
By Jeanette Winter
(1988)
Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Book Poster Image
age 10+
A vivid picture of Perry's historic mission.
By Rhoda Blumberg
(1985)
Molly's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A quirky story with hidden riches.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2000)
Rodzina Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Plucky orphans struggle in the rugged West in harsh tale.
By Karen Cushman
(2003)
Alice Ramsay's Grand Adventure Book Poster Image
age 4+
The enjoyable story of Alice Ramsey.
By Don Brown
(1997)
Ben's Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kids may need help with geographical references.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1982)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Book Poster Image
age 9+
1600s America springs to life for today's kids.
By Elizabeth George Speare
(1958)
Out of the Dust Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A penetrating look at a poor child's life.
By Karen Hesse
(1997)
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun story about quirky patriot's quest.
By Jean Fritz
(1974)
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Book Poster Image
age 9+
Adventure and humor mix with history.
By Jean Fritz
(1973)
Tibet Through the Red Box Book Poster Image
age 11+
The meandering, dreamy story may limit its appeal.
By Peter Sis
(1998)
The Fifth of March Book Poster Image
age 13+
So-so historical fiction mixed with romance.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1993)
Sybil's Night Ride Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, if sometimes stiff, tale of a heroine.
By Karen B. Winnick
(2000)
The Blue Door Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Potboiler plot, but some good history.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)

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