Book Reviews

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uplifting sports bio for tweens and up.
By Russell Freedman
(1999)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
Extraordinary People With Disabilities Book Poster Image
age 11+
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly Book Poster Image
age 8+
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
Lincoln: A Photobiography Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)
Fly, Bessie, Fly Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Book Poster Image
age 9+
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Survival saga of attempted Antarctic crossing.
By Jennifer Armstrong
(1998)
Snowflake Bentley Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lyrical prose explores a fascinating life.
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(1998)
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
Stranger With My Face Book Poster Image
age 13+
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
Silent to the Bone Book Poster Image
age 12+
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced account of major American statesmen.
By Jean Fritz
(1975)
Stonewall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Positive portrayal of Stonewall Jackson.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
The Gold Dust Letters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
Madeline in London Book Poster Image
age 4+
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers Book Poster Image
age 11+
An earnest group biography leavened with humor.
By Jean Fritz
(1994)
The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin: Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)

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