Book Reviews

Mammalabilia Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
Feathers and Fools Book Poster Image
age 6+
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
Beast Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Beauty and the Beast retold in slow-paced but exotic tale.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2000)
Chicken Soup With Rice Book Poster Image
age 4+
Each month has a poem with the soup theme.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mocking monkeys, rewarding repetition make this a classic.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
Harlem: A Poem Book Poster Image
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
It's About Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
The Talking Eggs: A Folktale From the American South Book Poster Image
age 4+
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables Book Poster Image
age 6+
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
Tales From Africa Book Poster Image
age 9+
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects: Poems Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
Making Friends With Frankenstein: A Book of Monsterous Poems and Pictures Book Poster Image
age 9+
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
Poems Go Clang! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
The Rainbow Bridge Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
The Seven Silly Eaters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
A Light in the Attic Book Poster Image
age 6+
Poet delivers both a moral lesson and mischief.
By Shel Silverstein
(1971)
A Giraffe and a Half Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, madcap picture book filled with zany, silly rhymes.
By Shel Silverstein
(1975)

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