Book Reviews

age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
age 9+
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
age 2+
Rhyming words describe seasonal changes.
By Nancy Tafuri
(1999)
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
age 6+
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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age 2+
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)

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