Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: For Kids


WORLD WAR I FOR KIDS by R. Kent Rasmussen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid exploration of a horrific war that unfortunately didn't turn out to be "the war to end all wars." (timeline, resources, source notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A comprehensive study of the Great War, emphasizing the changes the war brought and how it shaped our modern world. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A compelling history of the city that never sleeps (just skip the activities). (timeline, bibliography, places to visit) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The story of New York City from the Ice Age to the Freedom Tower makes for an adventure packed with memorable events and people. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Caveat emptor. (bibliography, websites, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The title says it all, almost, about "The Golden State," from early history to the near-present. Read full book review >
BEETHOVEN FOR KIDS by Helen Bauer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Part of the For Kids series, this will be particularly useful for parents and classroom teachers hoping to make the study of great music more interesting. (discography, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15) "
This introduction to the towering classical composer sets the story of his life and work in the context of the revolutionary events of early-19th-century Europe. Read full book review >
ELIZABETH I, THE PEOPLE'S QUEEN by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2011

"A very qualified success. (timeline, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9 & up)"
Biographical narrative combines with activities to bring good Queen Bess to life, with mixed results. Read full book review >