Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Learn how ancient cathedrals were built.
By David Macaulay
(1973)
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age 11+
 
Tale of concentration camp teen suffers from weak narrative.
By Carol Matas
(1993)
age 8+
 
Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.
By Ingri d'Aulaire
(1962)
age 5+
 
Charged-up intro to Ellington, his band & music.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(1998)
age 4+
 
Engages children by bringing history to life.
By Jeanette Winter
(1988)
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age 11+
 
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
age 10+
 
A vivid picture of Perry's historic mission.
By Rhoda Blumberg
(1985)
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age 11+
 
A quirky story with hidden riches.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2000)
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age 10+
 
Plucky orphans struggle in the rugged West in harsh tale.
By Karen Cushman
(2003)
age 4+
 
The enjoyable story of Alice Ramsey.
By Don Brown
(1997)
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age 6+
 
Kids may need help with geographical references.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1982)
age 9+
 
1600s America springs to life for today's kids.
By Elizabeth George Speare
(1958)
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age 9+
 
A penetrating look at a poor child's life.
By Karen Hesse
(1997)
age 9+
 
Fun story about quirky patriot's quest.
By Jean Fritz
(1974)
age 9+
 
Adventure and humor mix with history.
By Jean Fritz
(1973)
age 13+
 
So-so historical fiction mixed with romance.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1993)
age 11+
 
The meandering, dreamy story may limit its appeal.
By Peter Sis
(1998)
age 6+
 
Engaging, if sometimes stiff, tale of a heroine.
By Karen B. Winnick
(2000)
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age 13+
 
Potboiler plot, but some good history.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)
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age 13+
 
A compelling story about sisters in 1700s Salem.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1994)

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