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New Book Reviews

Triangles / by David A. Adler; illustrated by Edward Miller. 10.31.2014
Holiday House ISBN 9780823423781 INT Grades 3-5 Rating: 3 Triangles features a boy, a girl, and a robot demonstrating the More
  
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin / by Jen Bryant; illustrated by Melissa Sweet. 10.30.2014
Alfred A. Knopf ISBN 9780375867125 PRI Grades K-3 Rating: 5 Author Jen Bryant and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Melissa Sweet drove More
  
Clara and Davie: The True Story of Young Clara Barton / written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco. 10.29.2014
Scholastic Press ISBN 9780545354776 PRI Grades K-3 Rating: 4 It was big brother Davie who gave Clarissa Barton the nickname More
  
Navigating Early / by Clare Vanderpool. 10.28.2014
Delacorte Press ISBN 9780385742092 INT Grades 5-8 Rating: 4 Navigating Early, a Michael L. Printz Honor book, relates the story More
  
The Buffalo Storm / by Katherine Applegate; illustrated by Jan Ormerod. 10.27.2014
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780544339217 PRI Grades 1-4 Rating: 4 When Hallie’s family drives a covered wagon to Oregon, they More
  
Maria Had a Little Llama (Maria Tenia Una Llamita) / by Angela Dominguez. 10.24.2014
Henry Holt ISBN 9780805093339 PRI PS-Grade 2 Rating: 5 Maria Had a Little Llama(Maria Tenia Una Llamita) sets the familiar More
  
Maggot Moon / by Sally Gardner. 10.23.2014
Candlewick Press ISBN 9780763665531 HS Grades 9 and up Rating: 5 In Maggot Moon, Sally Gardner presents a dystopian, alternate More
  
Tugboat / written and illustrated by Michael Garland. 10.22.2014
Holiday House ISBN 9780823428663 PRI PS-K Rating: 4 Tugboat is a picture book presentation of the many jobs a little More
  
Plants Feed Me / written and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. 10.21.2014
Holiday House ISBN 9780823425266 PRI PS-K Rating: 4 Plants Feed Me is a picture book story about the various plants More
  
The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist / by Margarita Engle. 10.20.2014
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780547807430 MS Grades 5-8 Rating: *5 The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle is More
  
Nelson Mandela / written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. 10.17.2014
HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 9780061783746 INT Grades 2-6 Rating: *5 With the death of his father, 9-year-old Nelson Mandela leaves a More
  
One Came Home / by Amy Timberlake. 10.16.2014
Scholastic ISBN 9780545689168 MS Grades 5-9 Rating: 4 Author of several books, Amy Timberlake presents a middle school book that More