Fiction

17
By Liz Rosenberg
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2002-03)

12 Again
By Sue Corbett
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2002)

145th Street: Short Stories
By Walter Dean Myers
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Summer 2000)

7 X 9 = Trouble!
By Claudia Mills, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2002)

A Book of Coupons
By Susie Morgenstern, Illustrated by Serge Bloch, Translated by Gill Rosner
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2001-02)

A Corner of the Universe
By Ann M. Martin
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2003)

A Dance for Three
By Louise Plummer
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2000)

A Handful of Beans: Six Fairy Tales
Retold by Jeanne Steig, Illustrated by William Steig
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 1998-99)

A Northern Light
By Jennifer Donnelly
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2003)

A Perfect Friend
By Reynolds Price
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2000)

A Step from Heaven
By An Na
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2001)

A Walk in My World: International Short Stories about Youth
Edited by Anne Mazer
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 1999)

Adaline Falling Star
By Mary Pope Osborne
Reviewed by Amy Timberlake (Summer 2000)

All Alone in the Universe
By Lynne Rae Perkins
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 1999-00)

Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart
By Vera B. Williams
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2001)

America
By E. R. Frank
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2002)

Among the Hidden
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Spring 1999)

Angel on the Square
By Gloria Whelan
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2001)

Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
By Tony Johnston, Illustrated by Raúl Colón
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2002)

At the Sign of the Star
By Katherine Sturtevant
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 2001)

Bare Hands
By Bart Moeyaert , Translated by David Colmer
Reviewed by Michael Patrick Hearn (Spring 1999)

Bat 6
By Virginia Euwer Wolff
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 1998)

Because of Winn-Dixie
By Kate DiCamillo
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2000)

Being with Henry
By Martha Brooks
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2000)

Beyond the Mango Tree
By Amy Bronwen Zemser
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 1998)

Bird Boy
By Elizabeth Star Hill, Illustrated by Lesley Liu
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 1999)

Breaking Through
By Francisco Jiménez
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2001)

Bud, Not Buddy
By Christopher Paul Curtis
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 1999)

Calling the Swan
By Jean Thesman
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2000-01)

Carolina Crow Girl
By Valerie Hobbs
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 1999)

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
By Avi
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2003)

Dancing in Cadillac Light
By Kimberly Willis Holt
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2001-02)

Earthly Astonishments
By Marthe Jocelyn
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2000)

Equinox
By Monte Killingsworth
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2001-02)

Esperanza Rising
By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2001)

Every Time a Rainbow Dies
By Rita Williams-Garcia
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2001)

Everything on a Waffle
By Polly Horvath
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2001)

Fair Weather
By Richard Peck
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2001)

Familiar and Haunting: Collected Stories
By Philippa Pearce
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2002)

Feed
By M. T. Anderson
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2002)

Fiddle Fever
By Sharon Arms Doucet
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Winter 2000-01)

Fire, Bed & Bone
By Henrietta Branford
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Fall 1998)

Flight of the Fisherbird
By Nora Martin
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 2003)

Francie
By Karen English
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2000)

Frenchtown Summer
By Robert Cormier
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2000)

Gathering Blue
By Lois Lowry
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Fall 2000)

Gathering the Dew
By Minfong Ho
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2003)

Georgie Lee
By Sharon Phillips Denslow, Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2002)

Go and Come Back
By Joan Abelove
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Fall 1998)

Good-bye for Today: The Diary of a Young Girl at Sea
By Peter and Connie Roop, Illustrated by Thomas B. Allen
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 2000)

Goodbye, Walter Malinski
By Helen Recorvits, Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 1999)

Handbook for Boys: A Novel
By Walter Dean Myers
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2002)

Hannah, Divided
By Adele Griffin
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2002-03)

Harley
By Star Livingstone, Illustrated by Molly Bang
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
By J. K. Rowling, Illustrated by Mary Grandpré
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Fall 1998)

Holding Up the Earth
By Dianne E. Gray
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2001)

Hole in the Sky
By Pete Hautman
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2001)

Holes
By Louis Sachar
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Fall 1998)

Holly Starcross
By Berlie Doherty
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2002)

Homeless Bird
By Gloria Whelan
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2000)

House of Sports
By Marisabina Russo
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2002)

How I Became a Writer and Oggie Learned to Drive
By Janet Taylor Lisle
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2002)

Hush
By Jacqueline Woodson
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2002)

In Ned’s Head
By Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson, Illustrated by Greg Clarke, Translated by Kevin Read
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Summer 2001)

Jakarta Missing
By Jane Kurtz
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2001)

Joey Pigza Loses Control
By Jack Gantos
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2000-01)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
By Jack Gantos
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 1998-99)

John Riley’s Daughter
By Kezi Matthews
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2000-01)

Keeper of the Doves
By Betsy Byars
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Winter 2002-03)

King of Shadows
By Susan Cooper
Reviewed by GraceAnne A. DeCandido (Spring 2000)

Kite
By Melvin Burgess
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2000)

Lemony Snicket: the Unauthorized Autobiography
By Lemony Snicket
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2002)

Life Is Funny
By E. R. Frank
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Spring 2001)

Little Women Next Door
By Sheila Solomon Klass
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2001)

Locomotion
By Jacqueline Woodson
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2003)

Lord of the Deep
By Graham Salisbury
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2002)

Lord of the Nutcracker Men
By Iain Lawrence
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Spring 2002)

Losing Is Not an Option
By Rich Wallace
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Summer 2003)

Love from Your Friend, Hannah
By Mindy Warshaw Skolsky
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 1998)

Love That Dog
By Sharon Creech
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2001)

Lucy the Giant
By Sherri L. Smith
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2002)

Malka
By Mirjam Pressler, Translated by Brian Murdoch
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2003)

Man of the Family
By Kathleen Karr
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 1999-00)

Many Stones
By Carolyn Coman
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2001)

Mara’s Stories: Glimmers in the Darkness
Retold by Gary Schmidt
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2002)

Mary Ann Alice
By Brian Doyle
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2002)

Memories of Summer
By Ruth White
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2000)

Mind’s Eye
By Paul Fleischman
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 1999)

Monster
By Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Spring 2000)

My Brother’s Ghost
By Allan Ahlberg
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2001)

My Dog, My Hero
By Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, & Laurie Myers, Illustrated by Loren Long
Reviewed by Dorothy Francis (Winter 2000-01)

My Heartbeat
By Garret Freymann-Weyr
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2002)

Necessary Noise: Stories about Our Families as They Really Are
Edited by Michael Cart
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2003)

Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories
By Joan Aiken, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Winter 2001-02)

Night Flying
By Rita Murphy
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2000-01)

Nory Ryan’s Song
By Patricia Reilly Giff
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2001)

On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
By Louise Rennison
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2001)

Orwell’s Luck
By Richard Jennings
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Winter 2000-01)

Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope
By Beverley Naidoo
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2003)

Parents Wanted
By George Harrar
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2001-02)

Pharoah’s Daughter
By Julius Lester
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2000)

Pictures of Hollis Woods
By Patricia Reilly Giff
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2003)

Playing with Fire
By Kathleen Karr
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2001)

Playing without the Ball
By Rich Wallace
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Fall 2000)

Poppy and Rye
By Avi, Illustrated by Brian Floca
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Fall 1998)

Postcards from No Man’s Land
By Aidan Chambers
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2002-03)

Prairie Summer
By Bonnie Geisert, Illustrated by Arthur Geisert
Reviewed by Bobbi Miller (Summer 2002)

Rachel Field’s Hitty, Her First Hundred Years: A New Edition
By Rosemary Wells, Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 1999)

Riding Freedom
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Summer 1998)

River Boy
By Tim Bowler
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2000)

Ruby Holler
By Sharon Creech
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2002-03)

Rules of the Road
By Joan Bauer
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 1998)

Run If You Dare
By Randy Powell
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2001-02)

Running on Eggs
By Anna Levine
Reviewed by Naomi Shihab Nye (Winter 1999-00)

Sacajawea
By Joseph Bruchac
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2001)

Saffy’s Angel
By Hilary McKay
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2002)

Salsa Stories
By Lulu Delacre
Reviewed by GraceAnne A. DeCandido (Spring 2000)

Secret Letters from 0 to 10
By Susie Morgenstern
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 1998-99)

Seek
By Paul Fleischman
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2001-02)

Silent to the Bone
By E. L. Konigsburg
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2000-01)

Smack
By Melvin Burgess
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Summer 1998)

Smiling for Strangers
By Gaye Hiçyilmaz
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2000-01)

Soldier’s Heart: A Novel of the Civil War
By Gary Paulsen
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 1999)

Soul Moon Soup
By Lindsay Lee Johnson
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2002-03)

Speak
By Laurie Halse Anderson
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 1999-00)

Speed of Light
By Sybil Rosen
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Winter 1999-00)

Spider Sparrow
By Dick King-Smith, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Summer 2000)

Stand Tall
By Joan Bauer
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2002)

Starry Nights
By Judith Clarke
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Summer 2003)

Stephen Fair
By Tim Wynne-Jones
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 1998)

Stories from Where We Live: The Great North American Prairie
Edited by Sara St. Antoine, Maps by Paul Mirocha, Illustrated by Trudy Nicholson
Reviewed by John Caddy (Winter 2001-02)

Tadpole
By Ruth White
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2003)

Tales from The Odyssey: The One-Eyed Giant, The Land of the Dead
Retold by Mary Pope Osborne
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2002-03)

The Art of Keeping Cool
By Janet Taylor Lisle
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2000-01)

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer
By Gary Paulsen
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 2000)

The Birchbark House
By Louise Erdrich
Reviewed by Sally M. Hunter (Summer 1999)

The Birthday Room
By Kevin Henkes
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 1999)

The Boxer
By Kathleen Karr
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2000-01)

The Canine Connection: Stories about Dogs and People
By Betsy Hearne
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Spring 2003)

The Canning Season
By Polly Horvath
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2003)

The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
By Francisco Jiménez
Reviewed by Julie Landsman (Winter 1998-99)

The Color of My Words
By Lynn Joseph
Reviewed by Dorothy Francis (Winter 2000-01)

The Garden of Eden Motel
By Morse Hamilton
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 1999)

The God of Grandma Forever
By Margriet Hogeweg, Translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2001)

The Good Liar
By Gregory Maguire
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Summer 1999)

The Great Good Thing
By Roderick Townley
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2001)

The House of the Scorpion
By Nancy Farmer
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2002)

The Impossible Journey
By Gloria Whelan
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2003)

The Janitor’s Boy
By Andrew Clements
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2000)

The Land
By Mildred D. Taylor
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2001-02)

The Letters
By Kazumi Yumoto, Translated by Cathy Hirano
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2002)

The Life History of a Star
By Kelly Easton
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2001)

The Lightkeeper’s Daughter
By Iain Lawrence
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Spring 2003)

The Little Prince
By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Translated by Richard Howard
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2000)

The Lost Flower Children
By Janet Taylor Lisle, Illustrated by Satomi Ichikawa
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Winter 1999-00)

The Mouse and His Child
By Russell Hoban, Illustrated by David Small
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2001-02)

The Other Side of Truth
By Beverly Naidoo
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Fall 2001)

The Quicksand Pony
By Alison Lester
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 1998-99)

The Rag and Bone Shop
By Robert Cormier
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2002)

The Random House Book of Shakespeare Stories
Retold by Andrew Matthews, Illustrated by Angela Barrett
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2003)

The Same Stuff as Stars
By Katherine Paterson
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2002)

The Saturdays
By Elizabeth Enright
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2002)

The School Story
By Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Summer 2001)

The Seeing Stone
By Kevin Crossley-Holland
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2002)

The Shrouding Woman
By Loretta Ellsworth
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Winter 2002-03)

The Silent Boy
By Lois Lowry
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Summer 2003)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
By Ann Brashares
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2001-02)

The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life)
By Martine Murray
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 2003)

The Spring Tone
By Kazumi Yumoto, Translated by Cathy Hirano
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 1999)

The Talent Show
By Michelle Edwards
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2002-03)

The Tiger Rising
By Kate DiCamillo
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2001)

The Transformation
By Mette Newth
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2000-01)

The Trolls
By Polly Horvath, Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 1999)

The Wanderer
By Sharon Creech
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2000)

The Year of Miss Agnes
By Kirkpatrick Hill
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2000-01)

Things Not Seen
By Andrew Clements
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2002)

Three Clams and an Oyster
By Randy Powell
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2002)

Together Apart
By Dianne E. Gray
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Winter 2002-03)

True Believer
By Virginia Euwer Wolff
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2001)

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
By Martha Brooks
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2003)

Unbroken
By Jesse Haas
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Summer 1999)

Victor: A Novel Based on the Life of the Savage of Aveyron
By Mordicai Gerstein
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 1998)

Welcome to Your Life: Writings for the Heart of Young America
Edited by David Haynes and Julie Landsman
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Summer 1999)

Whale Talk
By Chris Crutcher
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Summer 2001)

What’s in a Name
By Ellen Wittlinger
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2000)

When Dad Killed Mom
By Julius Lester
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2002)

When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune
By Laurie Aurelia Williams
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Winter 2000-01)

When My Name Was Keoko
By Linda Sue Park
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Fall 2002)

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
By Kimberly Willis Holt
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2000)

Where Heroes Hide
By Helen Recorvits
Reviewed by Jenny Sawyer (Spring 2002)

While No One Was Watching
By Jane Leslie Conly
Reviewed by Tunie Munson-Benson (Fall 1998)

Wingwalker
By Rosemary Wells, Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Bobbi Miller (Summer 2002)

Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs
By Lensey Namioka, Illustrated by Kees de Kiefte
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 2000)

You’re A Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman
By Claudia Mills
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Winter 1999-00)

Zazoo
By Richard Mosher
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Spring 2002)

Nonfiction

26 Fairmount Avenue
By Tomie dePaola
Reviewed by Sue Stauffacher (Fall 1999)

911: The Book of Help
Edited by Michael Cart, with Marc Aronson and Marianne Carus
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 2002)

A Boy Named Giotto
By Paolo Guarnieri, Translated by Jonathan Galassi, Illustrated by Bimba Landsmann
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 1999-00)

A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal
By Leonard S. Marcus
Reviewed by Michael Patrick Hearn (Spring 1999)

A Cool Drink of Water
By Barbara Kerley
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Fall 2002)

A Dragon in the Sky: The Story of a Green Darner Dragonfly
By Laurence Pringle, Illustrated by Bob Marstall
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2001)

A Is for…? A Photographer’s Alphabet of Animals
By Henry Horenstein
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 1999)

Abraham Lincoln
By Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt, Illustrated by David A. Johnson
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2002)

Action Jackson
By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Fall 2002)

America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
By David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2000)

Anne Frank: A Hidden Life
By Mirjam Pressler
Reviewed by Amy Timberlake (Summer 2000)

Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World
By Jennifer Owings Dewey
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2001)

Art Attack: A Short Cultural History of the Avant-Garde
By Marc Aronson
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 1998)

Atlantic
By G. Brian Karas
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Spring 2002)

Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier
By Jennifer Armstrong, Illustrated by Jos. A. Smith
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2003)

Author Talk
Compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2000)

Bad Boy: A Memoir
By Walter Dean Myers
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2001)

Beatrix: Various Episodes from the Life of Beatrix Potter
By Jeanette Winter
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2003)

Bedtime!
By Ruth Freeman Swain, Illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Winter 1999-00)

Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I
By Jane Resh Thomas
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 1998-99)

Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
By Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 1998)

Blizzard!
By Jim Murphy
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2001)

Bridges Are to Cross
By Philemon Sturges, Illustrated by Giles Laroche
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 1999)

Building the Book Cathedral
By David Macaulay
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Spring 2000)

Cannibal in the Mirror
By Paul Fleischman, Photography by John Whalen
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Spring 2001)

Chuck Close, Up Close
By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Reviewed by Diane Hellekson (Summer 1998)

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso
By Susanna Reich
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 1999)

Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
By Michael Capuzzo, Illustrated by Lars Hokanson
Reviewed by Roz Ramstad Hawley (Summer 2003)

Confucius: The Golden Rule
By Russell Freedman, Illustrated by Frédéric Clément
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2002-03)

Countdown to Independence
By Natalie Bober
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2001)

Crossing the Delaware: A History in Many Voices
By Louise Peacock, Illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 1999)

Dance
By Bill T. Jones and Susan Kuklin, Photographs by Susan Kuklin
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Winter 1998-99)

Days of the Ducklings
By Bruce McMillan
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Fall 2001)

Dig, Wait, Listen: A Desert Toad’s Tale
By April Pulley Sayre, Illustrated by Barbara Bash
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2002)

Do You Remember the Color Blue? and Other Questions Kids Ask about Blindness
By Sally Hobart Alexander
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2000)

Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky
By Kathi Appelt and Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Winter 2001-02)

Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Search for the Smallpox Vaccine
By Albert Marrin
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2002-03)

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa
By Andrea Davis Pinkney (with Scat Cat Monroe), Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 2002)

Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird Watching, Shore Walking
By Jim Arnosky
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Summer 2002)

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
By Maira Kalman
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2002-03)

First Field Guide Series: National Audubon Society
Various authors
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 1999)

Forbidden Love: The Secret History of Mixed-Race America
By Gary B. Nash
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Winter 1999-00)

Frank O. Gehry: Outside In
By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2000)

From Slave Ship to Freedom Road
By Julius Lester, Illustrated by Rod Brown
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 1998)

Gandhi
By Demi
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2001-02)

George Washington and the Founding of a Nation
By Albert Marrin
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 2001)

George Washington’s Teeth
By Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora, Illustrated by Brock Cole
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence
By Russell Freedman
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 2000-01)

Gone A-Whaling: The Lure of the Sea and the Hunt for the Great Whale
By Jim Murphy
Reviewed by Diane Hellekson (Summer 1998)

Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
By Gary Paulsen
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2001)

Handel, Who Knew What He Liked
By M. T. Anderson, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2001-02)

Hannah’s Bookmobile Christmas
By Sally Derby, Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Winter 2001-02)

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
By Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Spring 2003)

Henry Builds a Cabin
By D. B. Johnson
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Summer 2002)

Henry David’s House
By Henry David Thoreau, Edited by Steven Schnur, Illustrated by Peter Fiore
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Summer 2002)

Hole in My Life
By Jack Gantos
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2002)

Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up
By Mollie Katzen
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 1999-00)

Hop Frog
By Rick Chrustkowski
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2003)

I Live in Tokyo
By Mari Takabayashi
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2001-02)

Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
By Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 2000-01)

If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World’s People
By David J. Smith, Illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2002-03)

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
By Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 1999)

In Search of the Spirit: The Living National Treasures of Japan
By Sheila Hamanaka and Ayano Ohmi
Reviewed by Betsy Thomas (Spring 1999)

In the Forest with the Elephants
By Roland Smith and Michael J. Schmidt
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 1998)

Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles
By Kathryn Lasky, Photos by Christopher G. Knight
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 2001)

Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream
By Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Wendell Minor
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2003)

Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy
By Ilene Cooper
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Spring 2003)

Joan of Arc
By Josephine Poole, Illustrated by Angela Barrett
Reviewed by Roz Ramstad Hawley (Winter 1998-99)

Joan of Arc
By Diane Stanley
Reviewed by Roz Ramstad Hawley (Winter 1998-99)

John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire
By Josephine Nobisso, Illustrated by Ted Rose
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2000)

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography
By Chris Crutcher
Reviewed by Lee Galda (Summer 2003)

Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution
By Steve Jenkins
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2002-03)

Lincoln and Slavery
By Peter Burchard
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 1999-00)

Listen to Us: The World’s Working Children
By Jane Springer
Reviewed by Julie Landsman (Winter 1998-99)

Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music
By Roxane Orgill
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 2002)

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly
By Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 2000)

Margaret Bourke-White: Her Pictures Were Her Life
By Susan Goldman Rubin
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 1999-00)

Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life
By Russell Freedman
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 1998)

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2002)

Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories
By Rosemary Wells, Illustrated by Peter McCarty
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 1998)

Meltdown: A Race against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island
By Wilborn Hampton
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Spring 2002)

My Name Is Georgia
By Jeanette Winter
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 1999)

My Secret Camera: Life in the Lodz Ghettto
Photographs by Mendel Grossman, Text by Frank Dabba Smith
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 2000-01)

No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War
By Anita Lobel
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 1998)

Once Upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman
By Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Jeanette Winter
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 2000)

Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth
By Anne Rockwell, Illustrated by Gregory Christie
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2000-01)

Ophelia Speaks
By Sara Shandler
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 1999-00)

Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper’s Daughter
Collected and edited by Allen Govenar, as told by Osceola Mays, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2000)

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story
By Lisa Westberg Peters, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2003)

Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
By Judd Winick
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Winter 2000-01)

Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists
By Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting, Illustrated by Roger Tory Peterson
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 1999)

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science
By John Fleischman
Reviewed by John Caddy (Spring 2002)

Picturing Lincoln: Famous Photographs That Popularized the President
By George Sullivan
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 2001)

Prairie Town
By Bonnie and Arthur Geisert
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 1998)

Precious Water: A Book of Thanks
By Brigitte Weninger, Illustrated by Anne Möller
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Fall 2002)

Purple Death: The Mysterious Flu of 1918
By David Getz, Illustrated by Peter McCarty
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Winter 2000-01)

Red-Eyed Tree Frog
By Joy Cowley, Photographs by Nic Bishop
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 1999-00)

Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange
By Elizabeth Partridge
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 1999)

Rushmore
By Lynn Curlee
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 1999)

Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam
By Diane Stanley
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2002)

Samuel Adams: The Father of American Independence
By Dennis Brindell Fradin
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 1998)

Satchel Paige
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Illustrated by James Ransome
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2000)

Savion! My Life in Tap
By Savion Glover and Bruce Weber, Designed by Paula Kelley
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2000)

Sebastian: A Book about Bach
By Jeanette Winter
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Summer 1999)

Secrets from the Rocks: Dinosaur Hunting with Roy Chapman Andrews
By Albert Marrin
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Summer 2002)

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance
By Jennifer Armstrong
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Spring 1999)

Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy
By Rhoda Blumberg
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 2001)

Shout, Sister, Shout!
By Roxane Orgill
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Spring 2001)

Side by Side: Five Favorite Picture-Book Teams Go to Work
By Leonard S. Marcus
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2001-02)

Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind
By Catherine Reef
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 2001)

Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado
By Marc Aronson
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2000)

Sitting Bull and His World
By Albert Marrin
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 2000)

Slap, Squeak & Scatter: How Animals Communicate
By Steve Jenkins
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2001)

Snowflake Bentley
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illustrated by Mary Azarian
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 1998-99)

So You Want to Be President?
By Judith St. George, Illustrated by David Small
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 2000-01)

Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children
By David L. Parker with Lee Engfer and Robert Conrow, Photographs by David L. Parker
Reviewed by Julie Landsman (Winter 1998-99)

Stone Girl, Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning
By Laurence Anholt, Illustrated by Sheila Moxley
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 1999)

Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks
By Kenneth Mallory
Reviewed by John Caddy (Winter 2001-02)

Take a Look Around: Photography Activities for Young People
By Jim Varriale, Photographs by student photographers
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 1999-00)

Talking with Artists, Volume Three
Edited by Pat Cummings
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 1999)

The Adventurous Chef: Alexis Soyer
By Ann Arnold
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2002-03)

The Case of the Monkeys That Fell from the Trees and Other Mysteries in Tropical Nature
By Susan E. Quinlan
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2003)

The Cod’s Tale
By Mark Kurlansky, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2001)

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
By Barbara Kerley, Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by John Caddy (Winter 2001-02)

The Emperor’s Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
By Jane O’Connor
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Summer 2002)

The Hatmaker’s Sign: A Story by Benjamin Franklin
By Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 1998)

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish
By Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illustrated by Beth Krommes
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2001)

The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler
By James Cross Giblin
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Fall 2002)

The Longitude Prize
By Joan Dash
Reviewed by Dorothy Francis (Winter 2000-01)

The Man Who Made Time Travel
By Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Summer 2003)

The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans
By Sy Montgomery, Photographs by Eleanor Briggs
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2001)

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
By Susan D. Bachrach
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Fall 2000)

The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party
By Marian Calabro
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 1999)

The Race of the Birkebeiners
By Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Mary Azarian
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2001)

The Raven’s Gift: A True Story from Greenland
By Kelly Dupre
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2001-02)

The Song of Robin Hood
Selected and edited by Anne Malcolmson, Designed and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton, Music arranged by Grace Castagnetta
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2000)

The Woods Scientist
By Stephen R. Swinburne, Photographs by Susan C. Morse
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2003)

The World According to Horses: How They Run, See, and Think
By Stephen Budiansky
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Summer 2000)

The World at Her Fingertips: The Story of Helen Keller
By Joan Dash
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2001)

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
By Elizabeth Partridge
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Summer 2002)

Through My Eyes
By Ruby Bridges, Articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 1999)

Tibet: Through the Red Box
By Peter Sís
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Winter 1998-99)

To Fly: The Story of the Wright Brothers
By Wendie Old, Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Winter 2002-03)

Uncle Andy’s: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol
By James Warhola
Reviewed by Roz Ramstad Hawley (Summer 2003)

Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa
By Don Brown
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2000-01)

Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist
By Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2001)

Wake Up, World! A Day in the Life of Children Around the World
By Beatrice Hollyer, Photographs by Howard Davies et al.
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Winter 1999-00)

What Charlie Heard
By Mordicai Gerstein
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2002)

When Everybody Wore a Hat
By William Steig
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2003)

When I Was Your Age, Volume Two: Original Stories about Growing Up
Edited by Amy Ehrlich
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Summer 1999)

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson, the Voice of a Century
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2002-03)

Wildflowers around the Year
By Hope Ryden
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Spring 2002)

William Shakespeare and the Globe
By Aliki
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 1999)

Window on the West: The Frontier Photography of William Henry Jackson
By Laurie Lawlor
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 2000)

Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People
By Bonnie Christensen
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Fall 2001)

Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush
By Charlotte Foltz Jones
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Summer 1999)

Of Interest to Adults

Mike Mulligan and More: A Virginia Lee Burton Treasury
By Virginia Lee Burton
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2003)

Virginia Lee Burton: A Life in Art
By Barbara Elleman
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2003)

Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book
By Leonard S. Marcus
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2003)

Picture Books

10 Minutes till Bedtime
By Peggy Rathmann
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 1998)

A Band of Angels: A Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers
By Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Raúl Colón
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 1999)

A Cake for Herbie
By Petra Mathers
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2000)

A Day in the Life of Murphy
By Alice Provensen
Reviewed by Lisa Von Drasek (Summer 2003)

A Day, a Dog
By Gabrielle Vincent
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2000)

A Fawn in the Grass
By Joanne Ryder, Illustrated by Keiko Narahashi
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Summer 2001)

A Is for Amos
By Deborah Chandra, Illustrated by Keiko Narahashi
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 1999)

A Pig Is Big
By Douglas Florian
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2000-01)

A Place to Sleep
By Holly Meade
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2001-02)

A Summery Saturday Morning
By Margaret Mahy, Illustrated by Selina Young
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Fall 1998)

Alfie’s ABC
By Shirley Hughes
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 1998-99)

All the Way to Lhasa: A Tale from Tibet
Retold and illustrated by Barbara Helen Berger
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Winter 2002-03)

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 1999-00)

And If the Moon Could Talk
By Kate Banks, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
Reviewed by Diane Hellekson (Summer 1998)

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
By Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, Illustrated by Janet Stevens
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2001)

Andrei’s Search
By Barbro Lindgren, Translated by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, Illustrated by Eva Eriksson
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2000)

Angelo
By David Macaulay
Reviewed by Bobbi Miller (Fall 2002)

Animal Music
By Harriet Ziefert, Illustrated by Donald Saaf
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 1999)

Astro Bunnies
By Christine Loomis, Illustrated by Ora Eitan
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2001)

Ballerina!
By Peter Sís
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2001)

Basho and the Fox
By Tim Myers, Illustrated by Oki S. Han
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 2000-01)

Basket Moon
By Mary Lyn Ray, Illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 1999)

Be Boy Buzz
By bell hooks, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2002-03)

Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu
By Emily Arnold McCully
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 1998)

Benny and the Binky
By Barbro Lindgren, Illustrated by Olof Landström, Translated by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2002)

Big Jabe
By Jerdine Nolen, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 2000)

Big Momma Makes the World
By Phyllis Root, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Reviewed by Roz Ramstad Hawley (Summer 2003)

Bird Talk
By Ann Jonas
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Spring 1999)

Blue Rabbit and Friends
By Christopher Wormell
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 2000)

Boo and Baa Get Wet
By Olof and Lena Landström, Translated by Joan Sandin
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2000-01)

Boo and Baa in the Woods
By Olof and Lena Landström, Translated by Joan Sandin
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2000-01)

Book
By George Ella Lyon, Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
Reviewed by Tunie Munson-Benson (Spring 1999)

Bravo, Zan Angelo! A Commedia dell’Arte Tale
By Niki Daly
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Winter 1998-99)

Bridget and the Gray Wolves
By Pija Lindenbaum, Translated by Kjersti Board
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2001)

Buttons
By Brock Cole
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2000)

Buzz
By Janet S. Wong, Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Reviewed by Diana Star Helmer (Fall 2000)

By the Side of the Road
By Jules Feiffer
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 2002)

Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
By Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2001)

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
By Doreen Cronin, Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 2000)

Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck
By Lisa Westberg Peters, Illustrated by Sam Williams
Reviewed by Emily Carlson (Summer 2000)

Come On, Rain
By Karen Hesse, Illustrated by Jon J Muth
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 1999)

Coolies
By Yin, Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2001)

Count on Me: 10 Books in a Box
By Alice Provensen
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 1998-99)

Countdown to Spring! An Animal Counting Book
By Janet Schulman, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2002)

Crab Moon
By Ruth Horowitz, Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2000)

Curse in Reverse
By Tom Coppinger, Illustrated by Dirk Zimmer
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2003)

Dahlia
By Barbara McClintock
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2002)

Don’t Worry, Alfie
By Mathew Price, Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 1999)

Dora’s Box
By Ann-Jeanette Campbell, Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 1999)

Down the Winding Road
By Angela Johnson, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2000)

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
By Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Reviewed by Lisa Von Drasek (Summer 2003)

Everywhere Babies
By Susan Meyers, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2001)

Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story
By Jude Daly
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Winter 2000-01)

Fannie in the Kitchen
By Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Summer 2001)

First Friends
By Lenore Blegvad, Illustrated by Erik Blegvad
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Fall 2000)

Five Creatures
By Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2001)

Follow the Leader
By Erica Silverman, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Reviewed by Diana Star Helmer (Fall 2000)

Four in All
By Nina Payne, Illustrated by Adam Payne
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2001-02)

Good Luck, Mrs. K!
By Louise Borden, Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
Reviewed by Sue Stauffacher (Fall 1999)

Gowanus Dogs
By Jonathan Frost
Reviewed by Michael Patrick Hearn (Spring 1999)

Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros
By Juan Felipe Herrera, Illustrated by Anita DeLucio-Brock
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2002-03)

Happy to Be Nappy
By bell hooks, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 1999-00)

Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild!
By Mem Fox, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2000)

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
By D. B. Johnson
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2000)

Henry’s First-Moon Birthday
By Lenore Look, Illustrated by Yumi Heo
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2001)

Home for a Bunny
By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Garth Williams
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

Home of the Brave
By Allen Say
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 2002)

Homemade Love
By bell hooks, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2002-03)

Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear
By N. M. Bodecker, Illustrated by Erik Blegvad
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 1998-99)

Hushabye
By John Burningham
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Winter 2001-02)

I Can Fly
By Ruth Krauss, Illustrated by Mary Blair
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

I Lost My Bear
By Jules Feiffer
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 1998)

I Lost My Dad
By Taro Gomi
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2001-02)

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!
By Emma Chichester Clark
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Summer 1999)

I Stink!
By Kate and Jim McMullan
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2002)

In the Space of the Sky
By Richard Lewis, Illustrated by Debra Frasier
Reviewed by John Caddy (Spring 2002)

It’s Simple, Said Simon
By Mary Ann Hoberman, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2001)

Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child
By Bob Graham
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Winter 2002-03)

John Coltrane’s Giant Steps
By Chris Raschka
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Fall 2002)

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
By Simms Taback
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Spring 2000)

Just Enough
By Teri Daniels, Illustrated by Harley Jessup
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2000)

Larky Mavis
By Brock Cole
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 2001)

“Let’s Get a Pup!” Said Kate
By Bob Graham
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2001-02)

Little Clam
By Lynn Reiser
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 1998-99)

Little Cliff and the Porch People
By Clifton L. Taulbert, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Spring 1999)

Look-Alikes
By Joan Steiner, Photography by Thomas Lindley
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 1998)

Loon Summer
By Barbara Santucci, Illustrated by Andrea Shine
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2001-02)

Lottie’s New Beach Towel
By Petra Mathers
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Summer 1998)

Lottie’s New Friend
By Petra Mathers
Reviewed by Betsy Thomas (Summer 1999)

Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau’s Flute
By Julie Dunlap and Marybeth Lorbiecki, Illustrated by Mary Azarian
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Spring 2003)

Low Song
By Eve Merriam, Illustrated by Pam Paparone
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2001)

Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate
By Carol Diggory Shields, Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2000)

Madlenka
By Peter Sís
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2000)

Madlenka’s Dog
By Peter Sís
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 2002)

Mama, Across the Sea
By Alex Godard, Adapted from the French by George Wen
Reviewed by Amy Timberlake (Summer 2000)

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
By Aaron Shepard, Illustrated by David Wisniewski
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2001)

Matthew A. B. C.
By Peter Catalanotto
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Fall 2002)

Max, the Stubborn Little Wolf
By Marie-Odile Judes, Illustrated by Martine Bourre, Translated by Joan Robbins
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2001)

Me and My Cat?
By Satoshi Kitamura
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2000)

Messenger, Messenger
By Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Barry Root
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Summer 2000)

Mirabelle
By Astrid Lindgren, Illustrated by Pija Lindenbaum, Translated by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2003)

Mole and the Baby Bird
By Marjorie Newman, Illustrated by Patrick Benson
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 2002)

Mountain Town
By Bonnie and Arthur Geisert
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Summer 2000)

Mrs. Biddlebox
By Linda Smith, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2002)

Mud Is Cake
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by David McPhail
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Summer 2002)

My Baby
By Jeanette Winter
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2001)

My Name Is Yoon
By Helen Recorvits, Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Reviewed by Melissa Lee Wright (Spring 2003)

My Nine Lives, By Clio
By Marjorie Priceman
Reviewed by Betsy Thomas (Spring 1999)

My Pig Amarillo
By Satomi Ichikawa
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2003)

My Very Own Room (Mi propio cuartito)
By Amada Irma Pérez, Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 2000)

Mystic Horse
By Paul Goble
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2003)

Nell & Fluffy
By Anne Liersch, Illustrated by Christa Unzner
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2001-02)

On Ramon’s Farm: Five Tales of Mexico
By Campbell Geeslin, Illustrated by Petra Mathers
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 1998)

One Lighthouse, One Moon
By Anita Lobel
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2000)

One Rainy Day
By Valeri Gorbachev
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2002)

Oranges on Golden Mountain
By Elizabeth Partridge, Illustrated by Aki Sogabe
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2001)

Pandora
By Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Raúl Colón
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2002)

Pearl
By Debby Atwell
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 2001)

Picnic
By Emily Arnold McCully
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2003)

Red Rubber Boot Day
By Mary Lyn Ray, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2000)

Rent Party Jazz
By William Miller, Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2001-02)

Rocks in His Head
By Carol Otis Hurst, Illustrated by James Stevenson
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 2001)

Ruby’s Wish
By Shirin Yim Bridges, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Winter 2002-03)

Ruler of the Courtyard
By Rukhsana Khan, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2003)

Scarecrow
By Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Summer 1998)

Snowy Flowy Blowy: A Twelve Months Rhyme
By Nancy Tafuri
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 1999-00)

Some Babies
By Amy Schwartz
Reviewed by Diana Star Helmer (Fall 2000)

Sparrow Jack
By Mordicai Gerstein
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Spring 2003)

Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables
By Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by Lane Smith
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 1998-99)

Stone Soup
Retold and illustrated by Jon J Muth
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Summer 2003)

Talk to Me about the Alphabet
By Chris Raschka
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Summer 2003)

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons
By Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 1999)

Tea with Milk
By Allen Say
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 1999)

Thanksgiving with Me
By Margaret Willey, Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Fall 1998)

The Babe and I
By David A. Adler, Illustrated by Terry Widener
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Summer 1999)

The Birdwatchers
By Simon James
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 2002)

The Boy Who Drew Cats
Adapted by Margaret Hodges, Illustrated by Aki Sogabe
Reviewed by Bobbi Miller (Summer 2002)

The Boys Team
By Amy Schwartz
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2001-02)

The Brave Little Seamstress
By Mary Pope Osborne, Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2002)

The Broken Cat
By Lynne Rae Perkins
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2002)

The Bug Cemetery
By Frances Hill, Illustrated by Vera Rosenberry
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Summer 2002)

The Cello of Mr. O
By Jane Cutler, Illustrated by Greg Couch
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Winter 1999-00)

The Disappearing Alphabet
By Richard Wilbur, Illustrated by David Diaz
Reviewed by Perry Nodelman (Fall 1998)

The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel
By Anders C. Shafer
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Spring 2003)

The Father Who Had 10 Children
By Bénédicte Guettier
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Winter 1999-00)

The Forest
By Claire A. Nivola
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2002)

The Friendly Book
By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Garth Williams
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

The Fuzzy Duckling
By Jane Werner Watson, Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

The Grannyman
By Judith Byron Schachner
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 1999-00)

The Great Big Fire Engine Book
Illustrated by Tibor Gergely
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

The Journey
By Sarah Stewart, Illustrated by David Small
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Spring 2001)

The Little Hippos’ Adventure
By Lena Landström, Translated by Joan Sandin
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Summer 2002)

The Lost Ball / La perlota perdida
By Lynn Reiser
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2002)

The Nightingale
By Hans Christian Andersen, Adapted and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2002-03)

The Nightingale
By Hans Christian Andersen, Retold by Stephen Mitchell, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2002-03)

The Other Dog
By Madeleine L’Engle, Illustrated by Christine Davenier
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Summer 2001)

The Other Side
By Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Spring 2001)

The Raft
By Jim LaMarche
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Winter 2000-01)

The Six Swans
By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Translated by Anthea Bell, Illustrated by Dorotheé Duntze
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 1998-99)

The Snail House
By Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Gillian Tyler
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Summer 2001)

The Storm
By Kathy Henderson
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2000)

The Stray Dog
By Marc Simont
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2001)

The Tale of Tricky Fox
Retold by Jim Aylesworth, Illustrated by Barbara McClintock
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2001)

The Three Pigs
By David Wiesner
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Fall 2001)

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
By Judith Kerr
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2003)

The Trip Back Home
By Janet S. Wong, Illustrated by Bo Jia
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2001)

The Ugly Duckling
By Hans Christian Andersen, Adapted and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Summer 1999)

The Ugly Duckling
By Hans Christian Andersen, Retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Winter 2001-02)

The Umbrella Party
By Janet Lunn, Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Fall 1998)

The Upside Down Boy (El niño de cabeza)
By Juan Felipe Herrera, Illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2000)

The Village That Vanished
By Ann Grifalconi, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Winter 2002-03)

The Wonderful House
By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by J. P. Miller
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Spring 2003)

The Year I Didn’t Go to School
By Giselle Potter
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2002)

Thingy Things
By Chris Raschka
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2000)

Three Cheers for Catherine the Great!
By Cari Best, Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 1999)

Through the Tempests Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein
By Sharon Darrow, Illustrated by Angela Barrett
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Spring 2003)

To & Fro, Fast & Slow
By Durga Bernhard
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2001-02)

Together in Pinecone Patch
By Thomas F. Yezerski
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 1998)

Train Song
By Harriet Ziefert, Illustrated by Donald Saaf
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2000)

Trashy Town
By Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Reviewed by Andrea Wilk (Summer 1999)

Twister
By Darlene Bailey Beard, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Fall 1999)

Two Homes
By Claire Masurel, Ilustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2001-02)

Two Little Trains
By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2001)

Two Old Potatoes and Me
By John Coy, Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Spring 2003)

Under New York
By Linda Oatman High, Illustrated by Robert Rayevsky
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 2001)

Vera’s First Day of School
By Vera Rosenberry
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Spring 2000)

Waiting for Wings
By Lois Ehlert
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Spring 2001)

Wemberly Worried
By Kevin Henkes
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 2000-01)

Weslandia
By Paul Fleischman, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Reviewed by Nathalie op de Beeck (Fall 1999)

What Do Ducks Dream?
By Harriet Ziefert, Illustrated by Donald Saaf
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Summer 2001)

What James Likes Best
By Amy Schwartz
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Spring 2003)

What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses?
By Richard Van Camp, Illustrated by George Littlechild
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Winter 1998-99)

When Agnes Caws
By Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Spring 1999)

When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry
By Molly Bang
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 1999)

When Vera Was Sick
By Vera Rosenberry
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 1998)

When Winter Comes
By Nancy Van Laan, Illustrated by Susan Gaber
Reviewed by Margaret Willey (Winter 2000-01)

Who Is in the Garden?
By Vera Rosenberry
Reviewed by Nora Wise-Halladay (Summer 2001)

Who’s Whose?
By Jan Ormerod
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 1998)

Wonder Goal!
By Michael Foreman
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Summer 2003)

Workshop
By Andrew Clements, Illustrated by David Wisniewski
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 1999)

Yoshi’s Feast
By Kimiko Kajikawa, Illustrated by Yumi Heo
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2001)

Poetry

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
By Naomi Shihab Nye
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Fall 2002)

A Movie in My Pillow / Una película en mi almohada
By Jorge Argueta, Illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2002)

A Pet for Me
Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Illustrated by Jane Manning
Reviewed by Lisa Westberg Peters (Summer 2003)

A Poem of Her Own: Voices of American Women Yesterday and Today
Edited by Catherine Clinton, Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Summer 2003)

A Poke in the I
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 2001)

Around the World in Eighty Poems
Selected by James Berry, Illustrated by Katherine Lucas
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2003)

blues journey
By Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Summer 2003)

Bubblegum Delicious
By Dennis Lee, Illustrated by David McPhail
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Spring 2002)

Carol of the Brown King: Nativity Poems by Langston Hughes
By Langston Hughes, Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Winter 1998-99)

Carver: A Life in Poems
By Marilyn Nelson
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2002)

Climb into My Lap: Poems to Read Together
Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Illustrated by Kathryn Brown
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 1998-99)

Come with Me: Poems for a Journey
By Naomi Shihab Nye, Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 2000)

Cool Melons–Turn to Frogs! The Life and Poems of Issa
Translated by Matthew Gollub, Illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone , Calligraphy by Keiko Smith
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 1999)

Days Like This: A Collection of Small Poems
Selected and illustrated by Simon James
Reviewed by GraceAnne A. DeCandido (Spring 2000)

Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2001)

Don’t Step on the Sky: A Handful of Haiku
By Miriam Chaikin, Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2002)

Earth-Shattering Poems
By Liz Rosenberg
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 1998)

Emily Dickinson’s Letters to the World
By Jeanette Winter
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2002)

Eureka! Poems about Inventors
By Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by K. Bennett Chavez
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2002-03)

Fearless Fernie: Hanging Out with Fernie and Me
By Gary Soto, Illustrated by Regan Dunnick
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2002)

Flicker Flash
By Joan Bransfield Graham, Illustrated by Nancy Davis
Reviewed by Naomi Shihab Nye (Winter 1999-00)

Footprints on the Roof: Poems about the Earth
By Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Summer 2002)

Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art
Edited by Jan Greenberg
Reviewed by Michelle Reale (Winter 2001-02)

How to Cross a Pond: Poems about Water
By Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Summer 2003)

I Heard a Bluebird Sing: Children Select Their Favorite Poems by Aileen Fisher
Edited by Bernice E. Cullinan, Illustrated by Jennifer Emery
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Fall 2002)

I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry
Edited by Catherine Clinton, Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Reviewed by Tunie Munson-Benson (Fall 1998)

Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems
By Francisco X. Alarcon, Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez
Reviewed by Michelle Reale (Winter 2001-02)

In Every Tiny Grain of Sand: A Child’s Book of Prayers and Praise
Collected by Reeve Lindbergh, Illustrated by Christine Davenier et al.
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2000-01)

In the Hollow of Your Hand: Slave Lullabies
Collected and sung by Alice McGill, Illustrated by Michael Cummings
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2001)

Isn’t My Name Magical? Sister and Brother Poems
By James Berry, Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 1999)

Jump Back, Honey: The Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan et al.
Reviewed by Naomi Shihab Nye (Winter 1999-00)

Just Us Two: Poems about Animal Dads
By Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Susan Swan
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 2000-01)

Knock at a Star: A Child’s Introduction to Poetry
Revised edition compiled by X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy, Illustrated by Karen Lee Baker
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 1999)

Knock on Wood: Poems about Superstitions
By Janet S. Wong, Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Reviewed by Lisa Von Drasek (Summer 2003)

Light-Gathering Poems
Edited by Liz Rosenberg
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2000)

Little Dog and Duncan
By Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by June Otani
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Fall 2002)

Little Dog Poems
By Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by June Otani
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2000)

Love to Langston
By Tony Medina, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2002)

Mammalabilia
By Douglas Florian
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2001)

Moon, Have You Met My Mother? The Collected Poems of Karla Kuskin
By Karla Kuskin, Illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2003)

Mouse of My Heart: A Treasury of Sense and Nonsense
By Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Loretta Krupinski
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Summer 2001)

Movin’: Teen Poets Take Voice
Edited by Dave Johnson, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Reviewed by John Coy (Summer 2000)

My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
By Kam Mak
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2002)

My Kingdom for a Horse: An Anthology of Poems about Horses
Edited by Betty Ann Schwartz, Illustrated by Alix Berenzy
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2002)

My Man Blue
By Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 1999)

Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems
By Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Reviewed by Tunie Munson-Benson (Fall 1998)

Outside the Lines: Poetry at Play
By Brad Burg, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
Reviewed by Renée Victor (Winter 2002-03)

Peacock and Other Poems
By Valerie Worth, Illustrated by Natalie Babbitt
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Summer 2002)

Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts
By Anna Grossnickle Hines
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 2001)

River Friendly, River Wild
By Jane Kurtz, Illustrated by Neil Brennan
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Summer 2000)

Roots and Flowers: Poets and Poems on Family
Edited by Liz Rosenberg
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Summer 2001)

Salting the Ocean: 100 Poems by Young Poets
Edited by Naomi Shihab Nye, Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2000)

Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets
Compiled by Paul B. Janeczko
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 2002-03)

Some from the Moon, Some from the Sun: Poems and Songs for Everyone
By Margot Zemach
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 2001)

Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems
Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Illustrated by Virginia Halstead
Reviewed by Mary Lou Burket (Summer 1999)

Stone Bench in an Empty Park
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, Photographs by Henri Silberman
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2000)

Summersaults
By Douglas Florian
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 2002)

Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems
By Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Debbie Tilley
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Winter 2002-03)

Swing Around the Sun
By Barbara Juster Esbensen, Illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, Janice Lee Porter, Mary GrandPré, and Stephen Gammell
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2003)

Take It to the Hoop, Magic Johnson
By Quincy Troupe, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2001)

The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury
Selected by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Meilo So
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 1999-00)

The Basket Counts
By Arnold Adoff, Illustrated by Michael Weaver
Reviewed by John Coy (Summer 2000)

The Body Electric: An Anthology of Poems
Edited by Patrice Vecchione
Reviewed by Mary Moore Easter (Summer 2002)

The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders
By Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Petra Mathers
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Summer 2002)

The Llama Who Had No Pajama
By Mary Ann Hoberman, Illustrated by Betty Fraser
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Summer 1998)

The Pig in the Spigot
By Richard Wilbur, Illustrated by J. Otto Seibold
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 2001)

The Sky Is Always in the Sky
By Karla Kuskin, Illustrated by Isabelle Dervaux
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Fall 1998)

The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East
By Naomi Shihab Nye
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Summer 1998)

The World According to Dog: Poems and Teen Voices
By Joyce Sidman, Photographs by Doug Mindell
Reviewed by Julie Pfitzinger (Spring 2003)

This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort
Selected by Georgia Heard, Illustrated by 18 Renowned Picture Book Artists
Reviewed by Martha Davis Beck (Fall 2002)

Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems
By Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Reviewed by Michelle Reale (Winter 2001-02)

Truth & Lies: An Anthology of Poems
Edited by Patrice Vecchione
Reviewed by John Caddy (Summer 2001)

Under the Moon and Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems
Edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols, Illustrated by Cathie Felstead, Jane Ray, Christopher Corr, Satoshi Kitamura, and Sara Fanelli
Reviewed by Patricia Kirkpatrick (Spring 2003)

Very Best (almost) Friends: Poems of Friendship
Selected by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Christine Davenier
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Winter 1998-99)

What Have You Lost?
Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, Photographs by Michael Nye
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Spring 1999)

Where I’m From: Where Poems Come From
By George Ella Lyon, Photographs by Robert Hoskins
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Winter 1999-00)

Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize
Edited by Patrice Vecchione
Reviewed by Joyce Sidman (Summer 2002)

Winter Eyes
By Douglas Florian
Reviewed by Susan Marie Swanson (Spring 2000)

Words with Wings: A Treasury of African American Poetry and Art
Selected by Belinda Rochelle
Reviewed by Jessica Roeder (Fall 2001)

Traditional Literature

Aesop’s Fables
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Reviewed by Antonia Gray (Winter 2000-01)

Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam
By Sherry Garland, Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Winter 2001-02)

Clever Beatrice
By Margaret Willey, Illustrated by Heather Solomon
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 2001)

Is My Friend at Home? Pueblo Fireside Tales
Retold by John Bierhorst, Illustrated by Wendy Watson
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Spring 2002)

Johnny Appleseed
By Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét, Illustrated by S. D. Schindler
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2001)

Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend
By Will Moses
Reviewed by Kathryne Beebe (Fall 2001)

Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou
Adapted by Sharon Arms Doucet, Illustrated by Scott Cook
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan (Fall 2002)

Stockings of Buttermilk: American Folktales
Edited by Neil Philip, Illustrated by Jacqueline Mair
Reviewed by Sue Stauffacher (Fall 1999)

Sword of the Samurai: Adventure Stories from Japan
By Eric A. Kimmel
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Fall 1999)

The Black Bull of Norroway
Retold by Charlotte Huck, Illustrated by Anita Lobel
Reviewed by Krystyna Poray Goddu (Fall 2001)

The Troll with No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
By Lise Lunge-Larsen, Illustrated by Betsy Bowen
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Fall 1999)

The Two Bullies
By Junko Morimoto, Translated by Isao Morimoto
Reviewed by Christine Alfano (Winter 1999-00)

Trickster and the Fainting Birds
By Howard Norman, Illustrated by Tom Pohrt
Reviewed by Christine Heppermann (Winter 1999-00)