Book Reviews

age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 9+
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
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age 7+
 
Encyclopedic view of colorful, intriguing animals.
By Steve Jenkins
(2007)
age 11+
 
Sometimes intriguing, sometimes unhelpful.
By Kathy Wollard
(1999)
age 9+
 
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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age 15+
 
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Anonymous
(1971)
age 4+
 
Curious kids find answers in fun science book.
By Janice Lobb
(2000)
age 4+
 
Bright artwork captures many dinosaur particulars.
By Carol Diggory Shields
(2000)
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age 6+
 
A visually stunning introduction to the sun.
By Seymour Simon
(1986)
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age 6+
 
Photos capture water's beauty and complexity.
By Walter Wick
(1996)
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age 4+
 
Caves, volcanoes, and other Earth delights.
By Anne Rockwell
(1998)
age 7+
 
Dinosaur pop-up essential for young dino lovers.
By Matthew Reinhart
(2006)
age 13+
 
Green teens may want fewer facts, more activism ideas.
By Al Gore
(2007)
age 13+
 
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
age 8+
 
A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.
By Joanna Cole
(2010)
age 6+
 
Fancy photography, but made for big science fans.
By Seymour Simon
(2007)
age 13+
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
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)

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