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Elizabeth Kennedy

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By Elizabeth Kennedy

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Summaries and New Books Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Learn about the reasons for the popularity of the Diary of a Wimpy KId series and other books by Jeff Kinney and read a summary and publication information for each book.
    • The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss, a delightful picture book, has been reissued in honor of its 75th anniversary.
    • Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Thirteen Latino poets celebrate mothers and grandmothers in Pat Mora's Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers, illustrated by Paula S. Barragan M. If you are looking for a very special book for your child, or your mother or grandchild, I recommend this children's poetry book.
    • Z is for Moose Created: Monday, October 22, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Z is for Moose is a very funny ABC book by Kelly Bingham, with illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky. In this picture book review, find out what makes the book unique.
    • 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-Winning Books for Beginning Readers Created: Friday, May 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winners are children's books honored for excellence in beginning reader books.
    • The Randolph Caldecott Medal Created: Monday, January 17, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Learn all about the Randolph Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious award in the U.S. that an artist can receive for illustration of children's picture books, and the current and recent winners.
    • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      One Came Home by Amy Timberlake is full of mystery, adventure and comedy in a coming of age story set in 1871, featuring a feisty 13 year old girl.
    • The John Newbery Medal Created: Thursday, January 20, 2005 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Learn about the John Newbery Medal for authors of children's books and current and recent Newbery Medal winners and Honor books.
    • The 2014 John Newbery Medal Winner Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      The 2014 John Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books recognize the best in young people's literature published in 2013.
    • Modern Fairy Tales for Teen Girls Created: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Here is a teen books list of modern fairy tales for teen girls. This booklist of fairy tale retellings is sure to appeal to teen girls.
    • Top Children’s Picture Books About the Death of a Pet Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      I recommend these ten children's picture books about the death of a pet. These books are for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret Created: Sunday, March 09, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      While The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is 500+ pages long and a novel for ages 9-14, more than half of the pages are illustrations, a unique and appealing format.
    • Contemporary Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs for Teens Created: Sunday, December 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      These contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs will appeal to teens who enjoy nonfiction and reading about life and people today.
    • Nerd Camp - Summer Fun for Bright Kids Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Nerd Camp, humorous fiction about a camp for very intelligent kids, will appeal to middle grade readers.
    • Ballpark Mysteries Series Created: Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The Ballpark Mysteries series by David A. Kelly, early chapter books illustrated by Mark Meyers, features mysteries that take place in different Major League ballparks and are solved by young cousins Mike and Kate.
    • Wonder by R.J. Palacio Created: Monday, September 17, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an excellent novel for ages 9-12. The book addresses such issues as identity, appearance, acceptance and bullying.
    • Spotlight on Walter Dean Myers Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Here is a biography of Walter Dean Myers, the award-winning author of young adult books who wrote numerous books for teens about African American youth, as well as picture books and children's poetry books..
    • Fablehaven, Book 1 in the Fantasy Series Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Fablehaven is Book 1 in the popular fantasy series by Brandon Mull for upper elementary and middle school age kids.
    • Spotlight on Award Winning Author Cynthia Rylant Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Cynthia Rylant is an award winning author of children's books, several of which celebrate her roots in Appalachia.
    • Children's Books About the First 100 Days of School Created: Saturday, January 20, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day is one of a number of children's picture books about the first 100 days of school / kindergarten and 100th day celebrations in kindergarten and in other e...
    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Created: Thursday, February 11, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan is a popular middle grade fantasy series about a middle school student and his adventures when he learns he is a demigod.
    • July 2014 Calendar of Children's Books Created: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The July 2014 Calendar of Children's Books includes kids' books for the Fourth of July, author and illustrator birthdays and more.
    • The Fablehaven Series of Fantasy Novels Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull is a popular five-book fantasy series for kids in upper elementary and middle school.
    • Island of the Blue Dolphins Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell is an award-winning classic for kids 10 and up, in print for more than 50 years. Read the book review.
    • The Poky Little Puppy - A Classic Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The Poky Little Puppy, a classic Little Golden Book, has delighted young children since it was first published in 1942.
    • The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction honors books of historical fiction that are set in the New World and are written for for children and young people.
    • Chapter Book: The Definition Created: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What is the meaning of the phrase chapter book.
    • Grimm's Fairy Tales and Other Versions Created: Monday, December 01, 2003 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Before you select a book of fairy tales for your child, get information on scholarly research and versions of popular Grimm's fairy tales, such as Cinderella, which were originally written for adul...
    • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Created: Sunday, January 11, 2004 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Kate DiCamillo was awarded the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux, an odd and engrossing fairy tale for ages 8-12 that has a lot in common with Grimm's fairy tales and is a great read aloud for younger children.
    • John Henry Created: Monday, December 01, 2003 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Children's author Julius Lester and artist Jerry Pinkney bring African American folk hero John Henry to life in this Caldecott Honor Book.
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney is book three in the series. If you are looking for middle school humor for tweens and young teens, I recommend this book and the other books in ...
    • You Read to Me, I'll Read to You Created: Saturday, May 08, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Mary Ann Hoberman's delightful children's picture book You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together contains very short, and funny, story poems to read together. This child...

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