Book Reviews

Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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America the Beautiful Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
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Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
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Smoke Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
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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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Outside the Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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Becoming Joe DiMaggio Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
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Bus Route to Boston Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
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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)
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Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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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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Poems Go Clang! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This lively collection is an auditory delight.
By Debi Gliori
(1997)
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A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects: Poems Book Poster Image
age 4+
Poetry collection could become a kids' classic.
By John Updike
(1995)
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Mammalabilia Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
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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)
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The Seven Silly Eaters Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
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