Book Reviews

Alice Ramsay's Grand Adventure Book Poster Image
age 4+
The enjoyable story of Alice Ramsey.
By Don Brown
(1997)
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Follow the Drinking Gourd Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engages children by bringing history to life.
By Jeanette Winter
(1988)
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Baseball Bob Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids will accept that a dinosaur plays baseball.
By William Joyce
(1999)
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The Longest Season Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cal Ripken Jr.'s losing season in 1988.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2007)
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Buffalo Music Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Inspirational story of a woman determined to save buffalo.
By Tracy Fern
(2008)
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What Lincoln Said Book Poster Image
age 4+
An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.
By Sarah Thomson
(2008)
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Slugger Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Slug makes the team in esteem-building baseball story.
By Susan Pearson
(2013)
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Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara Book Poster Image
age 5+
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
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Henry's Freedom Box Book Poster Image
age 5+
Heartrending but hopeful, true story of slave boy's escape.
By Ellen Levine
(2008)
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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Book Poster Image
age 5+
Charged-up intro to Ellington, his band & music.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(1998)
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Ben's Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Kids may need help with geographical references.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1982)
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Show Way Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Beautiful story, from slavery to freedom.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)
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This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team Book Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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Sybil's Night Ride Book Poster Image
age 6+
Engaging, if sometimes stiff, tale of a heroine.
By Karen B. Winnick
(2000)
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Book Poster Image
age 6+
Enslaved girl's courage will engage older kids.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(1993)
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Morning Girl Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lyrical historical fiction with a knockout punch.
By Michael Dorris
(1992)
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The Houdini Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lightweight story with great illustrations.
By Brian Selznick
(1991)
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Baseball Is... Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
By Louise Borden
(2014)
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