Book Reviews

age 4+
The enjoyable story of Alice Ramsey.
By Don Brown
(1997)
age 4+
Engages children by bringing history to life.
By Jeanette Winter
(1988)
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age 4+
Inspirational story of a woman determined to save buffalo.
By Tracy Fern
(2008)
age 4+
An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.
By Sarah Thomson
(2008)
age 5+
Charged-up intro to Ellington, his band & music.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(1998)
age 5+
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
age 5+
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
By Ellen Levine
(2008)
age 6+
Engaging, if sometimes stiff, tale of a heroine.
By Karen B. Winnick
(2000)
age 6+
Enslaved girl's courage will engage older kids.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(1993)
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age 6+
Kids may need help with geographical references.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1982)
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age 6+
Beautiful story, from slavery to freedom.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)
age 6+
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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age 7+
Lyrical historical fiction with a knockout punch.
By Michael Dorris
(1992)
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age 7+
Lightweight story with great illustrations.
By Brian Selznick
(1991)
age 8+
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
age 8+
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
age 8+
Story takes kids back to the frontier days.
By Jean Fritz
(2001)
age 8+
Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.
By Ingri d'Aulaire
(1962)
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age 8+
Clever retelling of a legend, from the cat's POV.
By Alan Armstrong
(2006)

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