Children’s Book Reviews

The St. Louis Cardinals

By Mark Stewart

For Grades 2 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Randy Riley's Really Big Hit

By Chris Van Dusen

For Grades K – 2

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

My Garden

Written and Illusatrated by Kevin Henkes

For Grades K – 1

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Incredible Insects!:  Eye-opeing Photos of Amazing Bugs

By playBac

For ALL Grades

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Dad, Jackie, and Me

Written by Myron Uhlberg

Illustrated by Colin Bootman

For Grades 3 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

The Everything Kids' Baseball Book

Reporter/Statistician – Greg Jacobs

For Grades 3 – 5

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Written by Doreen Rappaport

Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

For Grades 3 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Awards

This award is for books featuring children with disabilities in a non stereotypical way.

Article by Tammy Rhomberg

 

Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

Written and Illustrated by Karen Winnick

For Grades 1-2

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Mr. Lincoln's Boys

Written and Illustrated by  Staton Rabin

For Grades 3 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Basketball Belles:  How Two Teams

and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map

Written by Sue Macy

Illustrated by Matt Collins

For Grades 3 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker

 

Fairly Fairy Tales

Written by Esme Raji Codell

Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

For Grades PreK – 1

Review by Lorene Reid, MSC-IRA Vice President

 

Hot Diggity Dog:  The History of the Hot Dog

Written by Adrienne Sylver

For Grades 2 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

Snow

Written by Uri Shulevitz

For Grades K – 3

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

The Blizzard

Written by Betty Ren Wright

Illustrated by Ronald Himler

For All Grades

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator 

 

 

How Many Days to America?  A Thanksgiving Story

Written by Eve Bunting; Illustrated by Beth Peck

For Grades 3 – 5

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator 

  

A Turkey For Thanksgiving

Written by Eve Bunting; Illustrated by Diane de Groat

For Grades K- 2

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

  

The Seeing Stick

 Written by Jane Yolen; Illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

      For ALL Grades

Review by Jessi Cox, President,  Lee’s Summit Council      

 

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw – Campfire Songs for Monsters

Written by Kelly DiPucchio; Illustrated by Gris Grimly

Review by Sarah Logan, Zone Coordinator

 

Pairing of Fiction & Nonfiction Books

The Goat Lady

Written by Jane Bregoli

For All Grades

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

Beatrices's Goat

Written by Page McBrier; Illustrated by Lori Lohstoeder

For All Grades

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

Giraffes Can't Dance

Written by Giles Andreae; Illustrated by Guy Paker-Rees

For Elementary Grades

Review by Kerry Williams

 

Heart of a Shepherd

Written by Roseanne Parry

For Grades 4 – 6; Especially Boys

Review by Suzanne Thomas, Northwest Council

 

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes

Written by Eric Litwin; Illustrated by James Dean

For Pre-K – 2nd grade

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

Written by Laura Murray;  Illustrated by Mike Lowery

For Pre-K through 2nd grade

Review by Mary Piazza, Mid Rivers Council

 

The Little Red Pen

Written by Janet Stevens; Illustrated by Susan Stevens Crummel

For Elementary Grades

Review by Mary Piazza, Mid Rivers Council

 

 
Beginning of the Year Read Alouds

by Marie Puett, Northwest Council

For Primary Grades

 

What Are You Doing?

Written by Elisa Amado; Illustrated by Manual Monroy

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

Lipman Pike: America’s First Home Run King

Written by Richard Michelson; Illustrated by Zachary Pullen

For Grades 3 and Up

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator

 

I Wanna New Room

Written by Karen Kaufman Orfoff; Illustrated by David Catrow

For ALL Grades

Review by Mary Jo Barker, State Coordinator