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New Book Reviews

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
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design / by Chip Kidd. 10.15.2014
Workman Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN 9780761172192 MS (HS)     Grades 8-12     Rating: 5 It is thrilling to see a work about More
Mr. Wuffles / by David Wiesner. 10.14.2014
Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 9780618756612 PRI (INT) K-3 Rating: 4 Award-winning author/illustrator David Wiesner presents a nearly wordless More
The Year of Billy Miller / by Kevin Henkes. 10.13.2014
Greenwillow Books ISBN 9780062268129 INT Grades 3-6 Rating: 5 In his Newbery Honor Book, The Year of Billy Miller, multi-award-winning More
Locomotive / by Brian Floca. 10.10.2014
Atheneum Books for Young Readers ISBN 9781416994152 INT Grades K-5 Rating: 5 Brian Floca follows up his success with Lightship More
Parrots Over Puerto Rico / by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. 10.9.2014
Lee & Low Books Inc. ISBN 9781620140048 PRI PS-Grade 3 Rating: 5 Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth More
Darius and Twig / by Walter Dean Myers. 10.8.2014
Amistad ISBN 9780061728259 HS Grades 9-12 Rating: 5 Walter Dean Myers’ Darius and Twig centers on two Harlem teenagers who More
My Father’s Arms Are a Boat / written by Stein Erik Lunde; illustrated by Oyvind Torsetter; translated from Norwegian by Kari Dickson. 10.7.2014
Enchanted Lion Books ISBN 9781592701247 PRI PS-Grade 2 Rating: 5 In My Father’s Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik More
Yacqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass / by Meg Medina. 10.6.2014
Candlewick Press ISBN 9780763671648 HS Grades 8-11 Rating: 4 Piedad “Piddy” Sanchez is a Latin-American teenage girl with a few More
Hostage Three / by Nick Lake. 10.2.2014
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781619634381 HS (Grades 10-12) Rating: 3 Hostage Three is told through the eyes of 17-year-old Amy Fields. Amy More