Book Reviews

The Beauty of the Beast: Poems From the Animal Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
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The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
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Coretta Scott Book Poster Image
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age 4+
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Book Poster Image
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night Book Poster Image
age 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
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This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, fascinating story of one soon-to-be-mad scientist.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2011)
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The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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Where the Sidewalk Ends Book Poster Image
age 6+
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming-of-age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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