Book Reviews

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)
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
age 4+
One of the best collections of poetry ever.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
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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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age 4+
Witty words with whimsical illustrations.
By Douglas Florian
(2000)
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age 8+
A reminder of all that is good around us.
By Simon James
(1999)
age 4+
Lively verse, fun dilemma make an enjoyable read.
By Mary Ann Hoberman
(1997)
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age 6+
Silverstein has childhood covered like a rug.
By Shel Silverstein
(1996)
age 6+
Poet delivers both a moral lesson and mischief.
By Shel Silverstein
(1971)
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
age 2+
Beatrix Potter and Mother Goose -- a great team.
By Beatrix Potter
(1969)
age 4+
Each month has a poem with the soup theme.
By Maurice Sendak
(1969)
age 4+
Sweet, madcap picture book filled with zany, silly rhymes.
By Shel Silverstein
(1975)
age 6+
Story and art convey the escape to freedom.
By Jacob Lawrence
(1993)
age 9+
Some kids love gross, crude, and scary poems.
By Colin McNaughton
(1994)
age 6+
A joyous collection of poetry about fathers.
By Javaka Steptoe
(2000)

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