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Elizabeth Kennedy

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By Elizabeth Kennedy

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Langson Hughes, His Poetry Books for Children Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      I highly recommend these five books of poetry by Langston Hughes, all of which are illustrated by award-winning artists.
    • The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Created: Monday, January 24, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      One of the important annual children's book awards is the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which honor African American authors and African American illustrators. Here you'll find information about the Awards, the current winners and the winners and Honor Books for previous years.
    • The 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Created: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Find out about the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the award winners and Honor Books. These outstanding books by African American authors and illustrators are a valuable resource.
    • Poetry for Young People: African American Poetry Created: Monday, April 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Poetry for Young People: African American Poetry is an excellent collection of poetry for children 8 and older, especially ages 10 to 14.
    • My People by Langston Hughes Created: Sunday, January 03, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. provide an excellent complement to the poem “My People” by Langston Hughes. This picture book edition is stunning.
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society - Book One in the Popular Series Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      The Mysterious Benedict Society is book one in the popular series for middle grade readers. Four very smart children work to save the world.
    • Meet the Artist! Interactive Nonfiction Children's Book Series Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! is a colorful interactive nonfiction children's book with pop-up and lift the flap features.
    • Titanic: Disaster At Sea - A Fascinating Informational Book Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Titanic Disaster at Sea is a fascinating informational book about the great ocean liner and its tragic sinking in 1912.
    • Children's Books About the Sinking of the Titanic Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      These children's books about the Titanic include nonfiction and one fictional account of the history and sinking of the huge ship in 1912
    • 12 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2014 Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      These 2014 summer reading lists for kids and teens are among the best. You'll find children's books and books for teens - books for elementary school, middle school, and high school ages.
    • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a quick and compelling novel in verse about basketball and life.
    • The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Created: Friday, November 12, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Harry Potter Cookbook - The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook provides an entertaining introduction to many of the foods of the British Isles that can be found in the Harry Potter book series.
    • Superworm - Picture Book Full of Rhyming Fun Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Superworm is another terrific read aloud by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler.
    • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson Created: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Read about The Gruffalo, a children's picture book by Julia Donaldson, in this book review and learn why it is such a good read aloud for young children.
    • Best Children's Picture Books About Starting School Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      These children's picture books about starting school are among the best I could find for reassuring kids starting preschool, daycare, kindergarten or first grade.
    • First Day Jitters Created: Monday, August 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      First Day Jitters is a picture book about starting school with a surprising twist at the end of the book. Julie Danneberg is the author and Judy Love the illustrator. This children's book is both fun for kids and a good gift for a new teacher.
    • Goodnight Moon, A Classic Children's Picture Book Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Clement Hurd, is a classic children's picture book. Read this book review to find out why, after 65 years, it's still so popular.
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Summaries and New Books Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 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.

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