Kids' Books

Helping growing minds take flight is a common theme in the crop of recent picture books for preK and elementary readers.
May 1, 2006 – Teacher
The latest crop of novels for high schoolers takes seriously the idea that teenagers mature in unseen ways: They carry big secrets, big emotions, big ideas, big fears—and the capacity to handle them all.
March 1, 2006 – Teacher
Kids entering their teen years often face demands that require newfound inner strength, a recurrent theme in recent books for the 12-and-older crowd.
January 1, 2006 – Teacher
As they learn more about themselves, older elementary-age kids find out the meaning of family—those they were born into as well as those they make. This spirit of self-explorationis reflected in several new novels for 8- to 12-year-olds.
November 1, 2005 – Teacher
A recent spate of picture books gives kids a window, both verbally and visually, into self-expression.
October 1, 2005 – Teacher
Recent novels for kids ages 15 and up are saturated with characters discovering the potential within and around themselves.
September 1, 2005 – Teacher
Tales of travel, adolescent strength, and stilt-walking whales.
May 1, 2005 – Teacher
Perhaps more than any other age group, 8- to 12-year-olds are investigators of sorts, discovering their strengths and weaknesses and how they fit into the world.
March 1, 2005 – Teacher
Many of this season’s picture books encourage the youngest readers (grades K-3) to look at themselves and the world in new ways.
January 1, 2005 – Teacher
Teenage angst and rebellion are often expressed in unexpected ways, as the characters of in nine new novels for readers 15 and older attest.
November 1, 2004 – Teacher
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The pursuit of knowledge and the anxieties renewed at the beginning of each school year are echoed in a number of recently published books for 8- to 12-year-olds.
September 1, 2004 – Teacher
A trouble-making camper is sent to live with her two quirky uncles.
May 1, 2004 – Teacher
A Hatchet sequel from Gary Paulsen.
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