Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful narrative about two aboard Titanic.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
age 11+
 
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
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age 4+
 
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
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age 11+
 
Spellbinding account of disaster.
By Jim Murphy
(1995)
age 4+
 
Each month has a poem with the soup theme.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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age 9+
 
History unfolds like a rich and elegant folktale.
By Josephine Poole
(1998)
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age 9+
 
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
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age 4+
 
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
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age 9+
 
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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age 9+
 
Easy-to-read portrait of the Old West.
By Mike Stotter
(1997)
age 12+
 
A must-have for the home or classroom library.
By Hendrik Willem van Loon
(1921)
age 9+
 
Amazing photos, but skimpy context.
By Shelley Tanaka
(1996)
age 4+
 
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)
age 9+
 
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
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age 2+
 
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
age 6+
 
Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.
By Douglas Gorsline, Marie Gorsline
(1978)
age 4+
 
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
age 6+
 
Poet delivers both a moral lesson and mischief.
By Shel Silverstein
(1971)
age 4+
 
Sweet, madcap picture book filled with zany, silly rhymes.
By Shel Silverstein
(1975)

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