Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 6+
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
age 9+
 
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
age 6+
 
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
age 13+
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
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age 16+
 
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
age 6+
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
age 6+
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
age 16+
 
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
age 9+
 
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
age 6+
 
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
age 6+
 
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Hilary Liftin, Miley Cyrus
(2009)
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age 4+
 
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
age 16+
 
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)

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