Book Reviews

Jerusalem Sky: Stars, Crosses, and Crescents Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely poem about Jerusalem and its religions.
By Mark H. Podwal
(2006)
Today I Will Fly! An Elephant and Piggie Book Book Poster Image
age 5+
Piggie will fly in this spunky read-aloud.
By Mo Willems
(2007)
It's Earth Day: Little Critter Book Poster Image
age 3+
Little Critter inspires with his eco-enthusiasm.
By Mercer Mayer
(2008)
Good Dog Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
Keeker and the Sneaky Pony Book Poster Image
age 5+
A great choice to keep new readers in the saddle.
By Hadley Higginson
(2006)
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)
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)
Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels Book Poster Image
age 5+
Goofy adventure and side-splitting humor for new readers.
By Jamie Michalak
(2009)
Red Sings from Treetops Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exploring the outdoors, with a Fancy Nancy twist.
By Jane O'Connor
(2009)
Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet dog takes kids on imaginative adventure.
By David Catrow
(2009)
My People Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mouse’s bad day makes a relatable, engaging easy reader.
By Kate McMullan
(2009)
I Spy Fly Guy! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, fast tale will lure in reluctant readers.
By Tedd Arnold
(2009)
Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Name-calling and mud-throwing ends in friendship lesson.
By Geoffrey Hayes
(2009)
Crank Book Poster Image
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
Bad Kitty for President Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart, savvy civics lesson served with lots of laughs.
By Nick Bruel
(2012)
Summer Jackson: Grown Up Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun trading-places story of girl who can't wait to grow up.
By Teresa E. Harris
(2012)
Seasons, Rhymes in Time Book Poster Image
age 3+
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)

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