Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Lyrical prose explores a fascinating life.
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By Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(1998)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
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By Nina Nolan
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
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By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
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By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
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By Tonya Bolden
(2004)
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)
JFK
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
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By Jonah Winter
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Filled with fascinating facts and some surprises.
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By Diane Stanley
(1996)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Competent but drab Earhart bio.
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By Jane Moore Howe
(1969)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
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By Jonah Winter
(2007)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
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By Robert Andrew Parker
(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)
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)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
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By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Extraordinary book celebrates curiosity, and an amazing man.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Moving bio of jazz guitarist can be a little hard to follow.
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By Bonnie Christensen
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
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By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
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By Peter Sis
(2003)

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