Book Reviews

age 12+
Lively free verse bio doesn't gloss over Rivera's appetites.
By Carmen Bernier-Grand
(2009)
age 12+
Lovely first-person narration helps bring Dickinson to life.
By Barbara Dana
(2009)
age 6+
Eye-popping biography of inventive brothers.
By Chris Barton
(2009)
age 8+
Fascinating, thorough look at the showman and his time.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
age 5+
Daughter's memory of her bigger-than-life, courageous dad.
By Sharon Robinson
(2009)
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
age 12+
Award-winning bio of Darwin as a family man is a bit dry.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2008)
age 6+
True story about an amazing boy who thought outside the box.
By Kathleen Krull
(2009)
age 10+
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
age 10+
Women pilots fight for a chance to go to the moon.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2009)
age 9+
Uplifting true story adapted for younger readers.
By Greg Mortenson, Sarah Thomson, David Oliver Relin
(2009)
age 7+
Extraordinary book celebrates curiosity, and an amazing man.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2009)
age 10+
The way biographies for children ought to be done.
By Candace Fleming
(2008)
age 15+
Raw stories from teens on death row; read along with teens.
By Susan Kuklin
(2008)
age 6+
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
age 14+
Brutal but moving bio-in-verse is best for teens.
By Margarita Engle
(2006)
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age 13+
Fictionalized bio in verse a great intro to Plath's poetry.
By Stephanie Hemphill
(2007)
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
age 5+
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
By Tonya Bolden
(2004)

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