Book Reviews

Not the End of the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Horrifyingly realistic portrayal of ark for teens.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2006)
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Beowulf Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Ancient Saxon saga in graphic novel form. Good but gory.
By Gareth Hinds
(2007)
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Good Sports Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
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Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart Book Poster Image
age 3+
A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
(2006)
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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
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Good Dog Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
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Golem Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski
(2007)
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Why War Is Never a Good Idea Book Poster Image
age 10+
Severe look at war's impact better for older kids.
By Alice Walker
(2007)
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Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful poems dance with a simple, gleeful rhythm.
By Linda Sue Park
(2007)
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Coretta Scott Book Poster Image
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age 4+
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
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Way Up and Over Everything Book Poster Image
age 7+
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
(2008)
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Ecology From A to Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
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Red Sings from Treetops Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
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The Swamps of Sleethe Book Poster Image
age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales (audiobook) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical storytelling brings African folktales to life.
By Nelson Mandela
(2009)
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But Who Will Bell the Cats? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
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The Mitten (20th Anniversary Edition) Book Poster Image
age 4+
Elegant art makes this anniversary edition a real treasure.
By Jan Brett
(2009)
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My People Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Book Poster Image
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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Cloud Tea Monkeys Book Poster Image
age 5+
Folk tale steeped in rich language and elegant art.
By Mal Peet, Elspeth Graham
(2010)
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