Book Reviews

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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
age 3+
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
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age 14+
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 6+
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
age 2+
 
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
age 9+
 
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
age 6+
 
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
age 3+
 
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
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age 16+
 
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
age 6+
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
age 6+
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
age 9+
 
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
age 6+
 
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)

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