Book Reviews

age 6+
Story and art convey the escape to freedom.
By Jacob Lawrence
(1993)
age 4+
Warmly illustrated early-reader book.
By Caron Lee Cohen
(2000)
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age 8+
A reminder of all that is good around us.
By Simon James
(1999)
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age 4+
A humorous tale of individuality and friendship.
By Janie Bynum
(2000)
age 4+
A winning choice for preschooler or kindergartner.
By Joseph Slate
(1998)
age 4+
Lively book involves kids in character's plight.
By Andrea Beck
(1998)
age 4+
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
age 6+
Poet delivers both a moral lesson and mischief.
By Shel Silverstein
(1971)
age 4+
Sweet, madcap picture book filled with zany, silly rhymes.
By Shel Silverstein
(1975)
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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)
age 9+
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
age 4+
Four-line, rhymed stanzas introduce wacky notions.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
age 4+
Hilarious illustrations amplify tale of confused baby bird.
By P. D. Eastman
(1960)
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
age 4+
As terrific as the prequel.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
age 4+
Spare narrative is engaging, childlike.
By Mary Lyn Ray
(2000)
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
age 4+
Gently addresses children's fear of abandonment.
By William Steig
(2000)

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