Book Reviews

age 4+
 
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
age 5+
 
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
age 6+
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
age 6+
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
age 3+
 
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
age 6+
 
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
age 9+
 
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
age 2+
 
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
age 6+
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
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age 4+
 
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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)
age 4+
 
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
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age 4+
 
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(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)

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