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              Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg’s efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.   Read More »

Kid Presidents

              Kid Presidents : True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents by David Stabler ; illustrations by Doogie Horner Presents twenty stories featuring the United States presidents when they were children, including William Taft’s dance lessons, Lyndon Johnson’s classroom pranks, and Gerald Ford’s struggles with dyslexia.   Read More »

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

                The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract.   Read More »

Women Who Dared

              Women Who Dared : 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers & Rebels by Linda Skeers ; illustrated by Livi Gosling Profiles fifty-two women in history who who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure, including Sophie Blanchard, Mary Anning, Minnie Spotted Wolf, and Alia Muhammad Baker.   Read More »

I’m Just No Good At Rhyming

              I’m Just No Good At Rhyming : And Other Nonsense For Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris ; illustrated by Lane Smith “An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts).”– Provided by ... Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »