Book Reviews

Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
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Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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Stink Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.
By Megan McDonald
(2013)
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Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble Book Poster Image
age 3+
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Russell Sprouts Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift Book Poster Image
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
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