Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 5+
 
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
age 9+
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
age 12+
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 15+
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
age 11+
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
age 8+
 
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
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age 10+
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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age 4+
 
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
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age 9+
 
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
age 13+
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
age 4+
 
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
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age 2+
 
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
age 4+
 
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)

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