Book Reviews

age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
age 9+
This book gives slavery a human face.
By Jim Haskins
(1999)
age 6+
Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.
By William J. Bennett
(1998)
age 11+
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)
age 9+
An introduction to 26 African tribes.
By Margaret Musgrove
(1977)
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age 10+
Brings Civil War to life; some gruesome photos.
By Martin W. Sandler
(1996)
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
age 6+
Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.
By Douglas W. Gorsline, Marie Gorsline
(1978)
age 9+
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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age 9+
Easy-to-read portrait of the Old West.
By Mike Stotter
(1997)
age 12+
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
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age 9+
History unfolds like a rich and elegant folktale.
By Josephine Poole
(1998)
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age 11+
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
age 11+
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
age 9+
Suspenseful narrative about two aboard Titanic.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
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age 9+
Learn how, where, and why a mill worked.
By David Macaulay
(2000)
age 11+
Fanciful background on legendary places.
By Albert Lorenz
(1999)
age 6+
Bite-size chunks of history.
By Ruth Belov Gross
(1982)

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