Book Reviews

A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beautiful collection of poetry and illustrations.
By Caroline Kennedy
(2006)
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Jerusalem Sky: Stars, Crosses, and Crescents Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely poem about Jerusalem and its religions.
By Mark H. Podwal
(2006)
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Good Sports Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
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Jazz on a Saturday Night Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.
By Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
(2007)
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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
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Good Dog Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
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Why War Is Never a Good Idea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Severe look at war's impact better for older kids.
By Alice Walker
(2007)
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Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful poems dance with a simple, gleeful rhythm.
By Linda Sue Park
(2007)
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Coretta Scott Book Poster Image
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age 4+
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
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Ecology From A to Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
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Red Sings from Treetops Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
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The Swamps of Sleethe Book Poster Image
age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
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My People Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Book Poster Image
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night Book Poster Image
age 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
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Art & Max Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Award-winning picture book illustrates the creative process.
By David Wiesner
(2010)
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Crank Book Poster Image
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
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The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Book Poster Image
age 3+
Bold, beautiful book is sure to fire up kids’ creativity.
By Eric Carle
(2011)
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