Book Reviews

Let It Shine Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Color-burst pictures illuminate gospel songs.
By Ashley Bryan
(2007)
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The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
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The Dot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Student gets inspired to unleash her creativity.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2003)
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Diary of a Wombat Book Poster Image
age 3+
A story about different points of view.
By Jackie French
(2003)
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Waking Up Wendell Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, friendly look at neighbors' wake-up routines.
By April Stevens
(2007)
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The Wolves in the Walls Book Poster Image
age 7+
May be too intense for the youngest kids.
By Neil Gaiman
(2003)
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Tyrell Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Book Poster Image
age 4+
A man's daring stunt atop the World Trade Center towers.
By Mordecai Gerstein
(2004)
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Fat Kid Rules the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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Beautiful Blackbird Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retelling of African tale will engage kids.
By Ashley Bryan
(2004)
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Thunder Rose Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Singing heroine will leave you smiling.
By Jerdine Nolen
(2004)
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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Book Poster Image
age 2+
Typical preschool struggle beautifully illustrated.
By Margaret Chodos-Irvine
(2004)
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Almost to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story on plantation in antebellum Virginia.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2004)
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Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Book Poster Image
age 2+
Silliness that appeals to preschoolers.
By Mo Willems
(2004)
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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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A Face First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
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Dog Gone Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gentle way to talk about separation worries.
By Amanda Harvey
(2004)
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The Cat Who Walked Across France Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will cheer cat on as he makes his way home.
By Kate Banks
(2004)
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