Book Reviews

Bound for America: The Forced Migration of Africans to the New World Book Poster Image
age 9+
This book gives slavery a human face.
By Jim Haskins
(1999)
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The Children's Book of America Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sometimes moralistic stories miss audience.
By William J. Bennett
(1998)
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The Century for Young People Book Poster Image
age 11+
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)
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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Book Poster Image
age 9+
An introduction to 26 African tribes.
By Margaret Musgrove
(1977)
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The Civil War Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brings Civil War to life; some gruesome photos.
By Martin W. Sandler
(1996)
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Heroines: Great Women Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
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Happy Birthday to You! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
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Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
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Beni's First Chanukah Book Poster Image
age 4+
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
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North American Indians Book Poster Image
age 6+
Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.
By Douglas W. Gorsline, Marie Gorsline
(1978)
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Anastasia's Album Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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Wild West Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Easy-to-read portrait of the Old West.
By Mike Stotter
(1997)
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The Story of Mankind Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
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Joan of Arc Book Poster Image
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age 9+
History unfolds like a rich and elegant folktale.
By Josephine Poole
(1998)
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The Great Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
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On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful narrative about two aboard Titanic.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
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Eloise at Christmastime Book Poster Image
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
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