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    FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM

    DEC. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM

by Jabari Asim & illustrated by Bryan Collier

An outstanding achievement and a life worthy of note. Full review >

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    ELECTRIC BEN

    SEPT. 13, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ELECTRIC BEN

by Robert Byrd & illustrated by Robert Byrd

A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. Full review >

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    HEROES OF THE SURF

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HEROES OF THE SURF

by Elisa Carbone & illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Riveting reading, well-timed for the centennial of the Titanic’s sinking. Full review >

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    THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

    JAN. 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Deza is one great heroine in her own right, a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell. Full review >

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    THE WILD BOOK

    MARCH 20, 2012

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    WE MARCH

    JAN. 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WE MARCH

by Shane W. Evans & illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Share with readers of all ages as a beautiful message about peaceful protest and purposeful action. Full review >

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    ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    JUNE 19, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND FREDERICK DOUGLASS

by Russell Freedman

A marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting. Full review >

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    SPIRIT SEEKER

    OCT. 23, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SPIRIT SEEKER

by Gary Golio & illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated, and deeply respectful of both subject and audience. Full review >

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    DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN

by Mark Greenwood & illustrated by Frané Lessac

A joy to read. Play calypso music and celebrate! (author’s note, glossary and pronunciation guide, author’s sources)... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE AMAZING HARRY KELLAR

    JUNE 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE AMAZING HARRY KELLAR

by Gail Jarrow

Dozens of spectacular Kellar posters along with a dramatic book design nicely support this well-constructed look at a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DESPERADOS

    FEB. 16, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DESPERADOS

by Caroline Lawrence

A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WE'VE GOT A JOB

    FEB. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WE'VE GOT A JOB

by Cynthia Y. Levinson

Levinson builds her dramatic account around the experiences of four young arrestees—including a 9-year-old, two teenage... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CASTLE

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CASTLE

by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan & illustrated by David Macaulay

And will a young scholar read it again and look for more? You bet—it’s great fuel for the imagination. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE TIMES SQUARE

    SEPT. 6, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ONE TIMES SQUARE

by Joe McKendry & illustrated by Joe McKendry

Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GEORGIA IN HAWAII

    FEB. 27, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    HAND IN HAND

    OCT. 23, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HAND IN HAND

by Andrea Davis Pinkney & illustrated by Brian Pinkney

A feast for readers whose eyes are (or should be) on the prize, in a volume as well-turned-out as the dapper W.E.B. Dubois,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DOGS OF WINTER

    OCT. 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    THE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

THE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE

by Martin W. Sandler

Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

    AUG. 28, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

by Laura Amy Schlitz

Schlitz’s prose is perfect in every stitch, and readers will savor each word. Full review >

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    MONSIEUR MARCEAU

    SEPT. 4, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    DISCOVERING BLACK AMERICA

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DISCOVERING BLACK AMERICA

by Linda Tarrant-Reid

From attractive page design to an afterword that encourages readers to search for their own history, there has been much... Full review >

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