Book Reviews

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age 6+
 
Mummified pet searches for his queen in lively tomb tale.
By Marcus Ewert
(2015)
age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
age 7+
 
Charming pictures, story make the King relatable to kids.
By Bonnie Christensen
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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age 4+
 
Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
By Peter Sis
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
age 6+
 
Engaging, inspiring bio of jazz great has superb art.
By Katheryn Russell-Brown
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
age 5+
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 8+
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 6+
 
Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.
By Jeanette Winter
(2014)
age 8+
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
age 7+
 
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
age 11+
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
age 12+
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 6+
 
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
By Russell Freedman
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
age 7+
 
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
age 6+
 
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)

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