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Best Middle-Grade Poetry of 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    FLUTTER AND HUM/ALETEO Y ZUMBIDO

    AUG. 18, 2015

CHILDREN'S

FLUTTER AND HUM/ALETEO Y ZUMBIDO

by Julie Paschkis illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Readers would be hard-pressed to find a snappier introduction to language appreciation, poetry and vocabulary enrichment. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DEATH OF THE HAT

    MARCH 10, 2015

  • CHILDREN'S

    POEMS IN THE ATTIC

    MAY 15, 2015

CHILDREN'S

POEMS IN THE ATTIC

by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Succinct poetry shines in this impassioned celebration of history; the stories of this African-American family traveling the... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SAIL AWAY

    SEPT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

SAIL AWAY

by Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Ashley Bryan

Like Hughes, Bryan, at 91, can also boast, “I’m still pulling.” (Picture book/poetry. 5-12) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AMAZING PLACES

    OCT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

AMAZING PLACES

edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet & Christy Hale

Amazing, indeed: American readers will come away both proud of what the country has to offer and eager to visit the sites in... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FULL CICADA MOON

    SEPT. 8, 2015

CHILDREN'S

FULL CICADA MOON

by Marilyn Hilton

In her acknowledgments, the author states that Mimi is “for anyone who has big dreams but is short on courage.” By the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ENCHANTED AIR

    AUG. 4, 2015

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ENCHANTED AIR

by Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

As so many of our children are immigrants or children of immigrants, we need more of these stories, especially when they are... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SONG WITHIN MY HEART

    OCT. 1, 2015

CHILDREN'S

THE SONG WITHIN MY HEART

by David Bouchard ; illustrated by Allen Sapp

A stunning picture book that celebrates life, family relations, and determination to preserve traditions and heritage. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    RED BUTTERFLY

    FEB. 3, 2015

CHILDREN'S

RED BUTTERFLY

by A.L. Sonnichsen

An adoption story that’s rich in family complexities and that readers won’t abandon. Full review >

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