Book Reviews

All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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The Library Card Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
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Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
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Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
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Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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Just So Stories Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
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Tasty Baby Belly Buttons: A Japanese Folktale Book Poster Image
age 2+
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
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Tales From Africa Book Poster Image
age 9+
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
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Feathers and Fools Book Poster Image
age 6+
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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The Rainbow Bridge Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
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Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
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Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
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8 Plus 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Horton Hatches the Egg Book Poster Image
age 4+
Integrity is rewarded in poignant, funny tale.
By Dr. Seuss
(1940)
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Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables Book Poster Image
age 6+
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
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