KidsPost book reviews

Reviews of our favorite books and interviews with our favorite authors

The KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Crossing Cultures’
This summer, curl up with some books that will take you to foreign lands and introduce new ideas.
 
Jane Goodall book reveals a lifetime of discovery with Africa’s chimpanzees
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2015; 6:23 PM)
 
D.C. library celebrates author and illustrator Brian Selznick
(The Washington Post, May 4, 2015; 5:47 PM)
 
Rita Williams-Garcia wraps up Gaither sisters’ tale in ‘Gone Crazy in Alabama’
(The Washington Post, April 20, 2015; 4:19 PM)
 
Can one harmonica work magic for three kids living in troubled times?
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 5:55 PM)
 
New book encourages kids to change the world
(The Washington Post, January 20, 2015; 5:55 PM)
 
Read stories from James Herriot, a country veterinarian
(The Washington Post, January 1, 2015; 6:20 AM)
 
Author Kate DiCamillo connects with young readers
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2014; 5:53 PM)
 
Best 2014 books for kids: Fiction, nonfiction and picture books
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2014; 5:51 PM)
 
‘Origami Yoda’ book series ends with a trip to the D.C. museums
(The Washington Post, November 18, 2014; 5:26 PM)
 
On Election Day, cast your vote for the best book about elections
(The Washington Post, November 3, 2014; 5:30 PM)
 
Books explore the causes and consequences of bullying
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2014; 4:47 PM)
 
Read more about bullying
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2014; 4:46 PM)
 
Summer Book Club: ‘The Glass Sentence’
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 3:19 PM)
 
Summer Book Club: ‘House of Secrets’
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2014; 7:02 PM)
 
Book Club: ‘The Thickety: A Path Begins’
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2014; 3:27 PM)
 
Summer Book Club: ‘The Forbidden Library’ by Django Wexler
(The Washington Post, July 22, 2014; 7:21 PM)
 
KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Wildwood’
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2014; 3:47 PM)
 
KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Pi in the Sky’
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014; 4:27 PM)
 
New books to bust summer boredom
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2014; 6:58 PM)
 
Summer Book Club: ‘Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises’
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2014; 6:53 PM)
 
Summer book club: ‘Jinx’ by Sage Blackwood
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2014; 6:52 PM)
 
KidsPost kicks off Summer Book Club
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2014; 11:54 AM)
 
‘Glass Sentence’s’ S.E. Grove on traveling the world, and creating one through literature
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2014; 11:33 AM)
 
New fictional tale about sharks explores oceans’ real problems
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2014; 5:22 PM)
 
Which athletes wore their numbers best?
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2014; 11:43 PM)
 
National Gallery visit inspires Vincent van Gogh kids book
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2014; 7:37 PM)
 
Practice pays off for ‘Timmy Failure’ creator
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2014; 11:43 AM)
 
Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ makes movie debut
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2014; 7:09 PM)
 
Start the season with new baseball books
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2014; 5:22 PM)
 
Book gives many options for sports careers
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2014; 6:28 PM)
 
New book urges kids to help save wild lions
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2014; 6:36 PM)
 
New basketball book ‘The Crossover’ puts ‘poetry in motion’
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2014; 10:57 PM)
 
New book features haiku with fewer rules
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2014; 6:33 PM)
 
Classic kids book ‘Harriet the Spy’ turns 50
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2014; 6:00 PM)
 
White House book features stories about kids
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2014; 5:32 PM)
 
New American Girl Isabelle lives and dances in Washington
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2014; 6:15 PM)
 
Author James Patterson was reluctant reader
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2013; 11:51 AM)
 
Author James Patterson was reluctant reader
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2013; 11:51 AM)
 
Best books: A wish list for young readers
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2013; 11:47 AM)
 
New books inspire young scientists
(The Washington Post, November 12, 2013; 3:55 PM)
 
Mysterious and strange tales for Halloween
(The Washington Post, October 29, 2013; 4:22 PM)
 
‘The Last Akaway’ explores kids’ special powers
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2013; 5:03 PM)
 
Chef Giada De Laurentiis takes kids on a food-filled adventure
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2013; 6:42 PM)
 
New kids book explores why wars happen
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2013; 6:17 PM)
 
Breakfast boring? Not with ‘Funny Food.’
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2013; 6:26 PM)
 
Back-to-school books that help ease worries
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2013; 5:17 PM)
 
A group of animals find their friendship tested
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2013; 5:34 PM)
 
Not a purr-fect transformation
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2013; 3:22 PM)
 
Book club: ‘The Tale of Despereaux’
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2013; 6:23 PM)
 
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