Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Uplifting sports bio for tweens and up.
By Russell Freedman
(1999)
age 9+
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
age 9+
 
An evenly presented Lindbergh biography.
By James Cross Giblin
(1997)
age 11+
 
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
age 11+
 
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)
age 8+
 
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
age 11+
 
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)
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age 5+
 
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
age 9+
 
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
age 9+
 
Survival saga of attempted Antarctic crossing.
By Jennifer Armstrong
(1998)
age 4+
 
Lyrical prose explores a fascinating life.
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(1998)
age 9+
 
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
age 13+
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
age 12+
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
age 9+
 
Fast-paced account of major American statesmen.
By Jean Fritz
(1975)
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age 11+
 
Positive portrayal of Stonewall Jackson.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
age 8+
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
age 4+
 
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
age 11+
 
An earnest group biography leavened with humor.
By Jean Fritz
(1994)
age 8+
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)

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