Book Reviews

Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
America the Beautiful Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
The Library Card Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
Becoming Joe DiMaggio Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
It's About Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
8 Plus 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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)
Poems Go Clang! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects: Poems Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)
Mammalabilia Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
Days Like This Book Poster Image
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age 8+
A reminder of all that is good around us.
By Simon James
(1999)
The Seven Silly Eaters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
Falling Up Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Silverstein has childhood covered like a rug.
By Shel Silverstein
(1996)
A Light in the Attic Book Poster Image
age 6+
Poet delivers both a moral lesson and mischief.
By Shel Silverstein
(1971)
Harlem: A Poem Book Poster Image
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)

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