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Book cover Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children New Review
Jan Pinborough (2013) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by Debby Atwell
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Miss Moore is the reason that children today are allowed inside libraries. Many, many years ago, people thought that children would ruin the books with their sticky hands, or forget to return books. Now why would they think that? Well, Miss Moore thought otherwise! Miss Moore helped to start the first children’s library in New York City. This book is a great read, filled with information and a fascinating look at libraries and the amazing woman who believed in them. The back has information about Miss Moore and other pioneering women in the library field. Bright illustrations are sure to grasp the reader’s attention and add to this great, and true, story.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein New Review
Jennifer Berne (2013) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


One day Albert daydreams he is flying in a beam of light. After this day, nothing is the same for him—he wants to know all the secrets of the world. Soon, his mind is full from his hard work and studying; he even has special sweaters and doesn’t wear socks when he is working! Of course everyone loves Albert because of all his brilliant ideas. This book takes the reader on an adventure through Albert’s life as he grows from a boy to the genius we know him as today. The illustrations are just as captivating and interesting as this wonderful book.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the impossible became possible on Schindler`s list New Review
Leon Leyson (2013) , 200+ pages
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade), Adult/Parent
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction


Leon Leyson grew up in Krakow doing what normal children do… spending time with his brothers and playing with friends. Then it all changed. In the midst of World War II, Leyson, a Polish Jew, found himself like so many others facing the Nazis and the very real possibility of being sent to a concentration camp. But, Leyson’s story is not one of tragedy. When Leyson’s father is asked to crack a safe for a German Officer he does so… and this event will change their lives forever. That German Officer was Oskar Schinlder, and with the opening of that safe comes an opening that will protect Leyson during one of the darkest times in history. Schindler again and again comes to the rescue of Leyson and his family in this remarkable tale of survival.

Reviewed by: Tree / South County Regional Library
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Book cover Bill the Boy Wonder
Marc Tyler Nobleman (2012) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by Ty Templeton
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade), Adult/Parent
Category: Biographies, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Would you be willing to write a best- selling comic book and never get paid for it? Cartoonist Bob Kane became rich and famous because he was widely recognized as the creator of the legendary Batman character. But what most readers didn’t know was that another man provided most of the storylines for the blockbuster comic books. Using the bold colors and style of a classic comic book, this oversized biography tells the little- known story of Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman, for the first time. Fans of comics and graphic novels will enjoy the short format of the book, but readers looking for more will appreciate the detailed author notes, photos and bibliography included at the back of the book. A must-read for all fans of the Batman comics!

Reviewed by: Rene / ImaginOn

Book cover Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story
S.D. Nelson (2012) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by S. D. Nelson
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


“We thought that the corn plants had souls, as children have souls.” This is just one belief that is re-lived through the story of Buffalo Bird Girl. Buffalo Bird Girl is a Native American living in the Hidatsa tribe in the 1800s. This book uses actual stories and words from Buffalo Bird Girl to help you travel into the past to learn about her tribe. She has many different experiences including: visiting a trading post, training her dog, participating in her tribal chores, watching the Lakota tribe attack her people, and many more. Through photographs and amazing illustrations learn about the Hidatsa tribe.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library
If you liked this book, you may also like: Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story


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