Book Reviews

Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
M Is for Music Book Poster Image
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age 4+
For the child who loves music, this is a must.
By Kathleen Krull
(2003)
America the Beautiful Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
By Jeff Baron
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart, funny, and informative chronology of rap history.
By Shea Serrano
(2015)
Becoming Joe DiMaggio Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
The Best Book of Ballet Book Poster Image
age 6+
A step in the right direction for budding dancers.
By Angela Wilkes
(2000)
It's About Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
The Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
Poems Go Clang! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)

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