Book Reviews

age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2013)
age 3+
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
age 6+
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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age 4+
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
age 10+
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
age 12+
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2012)
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
age 6+
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
age 9+
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)

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