Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lovely first-person narration helps bring Dickinson to life.
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By Barbara Dana
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Can a color be invented? Yes, if it's Day-Glo! Read about the circumstances that resulted in kids' favorite colors.
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By Chris Barton
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This engaging book portrays circus impresario P.T. Barnum as a fascinating master of ceremony.
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By Candace Fleming
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Robinson was special both on the baseball field and off. This bio of the slugger-as-dad emphasizes courage.
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By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
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By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Award-winning bio of Darwin as a family man is a bit dry.
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By Deborah Heiligman
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Who invented TV? This biography tells the story of a hardworking boy who wasn't afraid to think outside the box.
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By Kathleen Krull
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Women pilots fight for a chance to go to the moon.
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By Tanya Lee Stone
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Uplifting true story adapted for younger readers.
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By David Relin, Greg Mortenson, Sarah Thomson
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Extraordinary book celebrates curiosity, and an amazing man.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
The way biographies for children ought to be done.
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By Candace Fleming
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw stories from teens on death row; read along with teens.
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By Susan Kuklin
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
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By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing, moving bio told in verse. Too violent for kids.
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By Margarita Engle
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sylvia Plath fictionalized bio wins Printz Honor.
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By Stephanie Hemphill
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
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By Tonya Bolden
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing, tragic, and intense bio meant for discussion.
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By Jon Krakauer
(1997)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving book about dying girl who became symbol for peace.
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By Eleanor Coerr
(2005)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
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By Jonah Winter
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
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By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)

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