Book Reviews

age 6+
 
Story and art convey the escape to freedom.
By Jacob Lawrence
(1993)
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age 8+
 
A reminder of all that is good around us.
By Simon James
(1999)
age 4+
 
Sweet, madcap picture book filled with zany, silly rhymes.
By Shel Silverstein
(1975)
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 6+
 
Suspenseful story makes math enjoyable.
By Margery Cuyler
(2000)
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age 2+
 
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
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 9+
 
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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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+
 
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
age 4+
 
Each month has a poem with the soup theme.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
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age 4+
 
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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age 6+
 
Silverstein has childhood covered like a rug.
By Shel Silverstein
(1996)
age 2+
 
Rhyming words describe seasonal changes.
By Nancy Tafuri
(1999)
age 11+
 
Solid lessons packaged as jokes and games.
By Marilyn Burns
(1982)
age 5+
 
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
age 8+
 
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)

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