Book Reviews

Anno's U.S.A. Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A wordless witness to history.
By Mitsumasa Anno
(2000)
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Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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Presidents' Day Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Age-appropriate intro to four of our most famous presidents.
By Anne Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell
(2007)
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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Masterful retelling captures magic, mystery of moon mission.
By Brian Floca
(2009)
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Of Thee I Sing Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Educational, inspirational profiles of 13 American heroes.
By Barack Obama
(2010)
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Brick by Brick Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring tale of landmark's construction.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
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Tuttle's Red Barn Book Poster Image
age 5+
Family farm story will cultivate love of history.
By Richard Michelson
(2007)
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The Train of States Book Poster Image
age 5+
Book of fascinating state facts keeps kids busy.
By Peter Sis
(2004)
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Aliens Are Coming! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, educational retelling of the War of the Worlds hoax.
By Meghan McCarthy
(2009)
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Imogene's Last Stand Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tenacious girl fights to preserve her historical society.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
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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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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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If You Grew Up With George Washington Book Poster Image
age 6+
Bite-size chunks of history.
By Ruth Belov Gross
(1982)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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Gandhi: A March to the Sea Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
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Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 6+
Malcolm X's daughter portrays his childhood in earnest bio.
By Ilyasah Shabazz
(2014)
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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively, frank portrait of Jefferson, flaws and all.
By Maira Kalman
(2014)
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28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
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The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial Book Poster Image
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
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