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Reviewing the Legends: Children's

  • CHILDREN'S

    FREIGHT TRAIN

    OCT. 16, 1978

CHILDREN'S

FREIGHT TRAIN

illustrated by Donald Crews

Clean, clear, brillant design, with no drag. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    PETER'S CHAIR

    MAY 1, 1967

CHILDREN'S

PETER'S CHAIR

illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

A soupcon of security for displaced preschoolers, and a glowing companion to The Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DRAGONWINGS

    SEPT. 1, 1975

TEEN

DRAGONWINGS

by Laurence Yep

And the dream that becomes the plane Dragonwings lifts this into a world where truth and imagination are one. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE PLANET OF JUNIOR BROWN

    SEPT. 13, 1971

TEEN

THE PLANET OF JUNIOR BROWN

by Virginia Hamilton

This is not a story to be judged on grounds of probability, but one which makes its own insistent reality; it endures along... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TAKING SIDES

    OCT. 1, 1991

CHILDREN'S

TAKING SIDES

by Gary Soto

Nonetheless, a fine, useful contribution. (Fiction. 8-12) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICA

    OCT. 1, 1956

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE NEGRO IN AMERICA

by Milton Meltzer & Langston Hughes

Clear historical perspective on an easy-reading level. Recent Life article may direct interest. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOOK OF THREE

    AUG. 27, 1964

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE

    MAY 1, 1999

CHILDREN'S

THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE

by Louise Erdrich ; illustrated by Louise Erdrich

Omakayas cannot find her way back to happiness until an odd old woman tells her the truth of her past, in a novel that is by... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TOTALLY JOE

    OCT. 1, 2005

TEEN

TOTALLY JOE

by James Howe

The timeline overlaps the events of the companion novel, but fans of the first won’t feel déjà vu. There’s more of a sense... Full review >

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