Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
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By Nina Nolan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
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By Ann Turner
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
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By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
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By Louise Borden
(2014)
JFK
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
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By Jonah Winter
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Slug makes the team in esteem-building baseball story.
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By Susan Pearson
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
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By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
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By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
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By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A gripping graphic-novel biography of an African-American cowboy, sharpshooter, and trailblazer.
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By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
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By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
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By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.
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By Tim Green
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
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By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
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By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
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By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
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By Ann Angel
(2010)

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