Book Reviews

Mixed Me! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy embraces his uniqueness in exuberant identity tale.
By Taye Diggs
(2015)
Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
Seasons, Rhymes in Time Book Poster Image
age 3+
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
45 Pounds (More or Less) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Painful, relatable look at teen's family and diet struggles.
By K.A. Barson
(2013)
Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
Where the Sidewalk Ends Book Poster Image
age 6+
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
Crank Book Poster Image
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night Book Poster Image
age 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
It's So Amazing! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Only parents know when it's time for this book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2004)
Fat Cat Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl-geek makeover tale with a great healthy eating message.
By Robin Brande
(2009)
Thinandbeautiful.com Book Poster Image
age 14+
Eating disorder read is a great conversation starter.
By Liane Shaw
(2009)

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