Book Reviews

age 9+
 
This book gives slavery a human face.
By Jim Haskins
(1999)
age 6+
 
Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.
By William J. Bennett
(1998)
age 11+
 
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)
age 9+
 
An introduction to 26 African tribes.
By Margaret Musgrove
(1977)
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age 10+
 
Brings Civil War to life; some gruesome photos.
By Martin W. Sandler
(1996)
age 11+
 
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
age 5+
 
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
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age 11+
 
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
age 4+
 
This nurturing tale skips, soars, and lopes along.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
age 4+
 
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
age 4+
 
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
age 6+
 
Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.
By Douglas Gorsline, Marie Gorsline
(1978)
age 9+
 
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
age 12+
 
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
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age 9+
 
Easy-to-read portrait of the Old West.
By Mike Stotter
(1997)
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age 9+
 
History unfolds like a rich and elegant folktale.
By Josephine Poole
(1998)
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age 11+
 
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
age 11+
 
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful narrative about two aboard Titanic.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
age 4+
 
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)

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