Book Reviews

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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
age 4+
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
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Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
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Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
By Peter Sis
(2015)
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
age 5+
Girl's journey with Lincoln's ghost applauds U.S. progress.
By Lane Smith
(2012)
age 5+
Lively, inspiring bio of America's first female doctor.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2013)
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
age 6+
Touching story of boy's bond with grandma, family history.
By Kelly Starling Lyons
(2012)

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