Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
age 5+
 
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
age 7+
 
A fairy's reward and punishment backfire.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Rumplestiltskin revealed! Why he did what he did.
By Michael Gruber
(2005)
age 8+
 
A cat takes a boy back through time.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2005)
age 8+
 
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
age 4+
 
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)
age 9+
 
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
age 6+
 
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
age 4+
 
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
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age 4+
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(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 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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age 4+
 
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
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age 8+
 
A reminder of all that is good around us.
By Simon James
(1999)
age 4+
 
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)

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