Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
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By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Painful, relatable look at teen's family and diet struggles.
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By K.A. Barson
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
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By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
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By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
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By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
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By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Only parents know when it's time for this book.
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By Robie H. Harris
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Girl-geek makeover tale with a great healthy eating message.
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By Robin Brande
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Eating disorder read is a great conversation starter.
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By Liane Shaw
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
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By Langston Hughes
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
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By Langston Hughes
(2009)

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