Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
age 9+
 
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
age 9+
 
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
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age 3+
 
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
age 3+
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
age 6+
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
age 6+
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
age 4+
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
age 5+
 
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
age 8+
 
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
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age 7+
 
Move over, Ramona -- here comes Clementine.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2006)
age 2+
 
Two toy dolls star in thrilling picture book.
By Peter Collington
(1987)
age 2+
 
Comforting illustrations and sweet verse.
By Debi Gliori
(1995)
age 8+
 
A unique format that appeals to kids.
By Marissa Moss
(1999)
age 7+
 
Amelia learns a lesson from identity crisis.
By Marissa Moss
(1999)
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age 4+
 
Zephir's great adventure will captivate readers.
By Jean de Brunhoff
(1969)
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age 4+
 
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)

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