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 Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
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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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When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(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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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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The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
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Desert Angel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
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Slide Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
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Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
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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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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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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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