KidsPost book reviews

Reviews of our favorite books and interviews with our favorite authors

Other top awards in children’s literature go to “Wolf in the Snow” and “Lucky Broken Girl.”
Best children’s and young adult books of 2016
(The Washington Post, November 17, 2016; 11:41 AM)
Adam Gidwitz tells story of holy hound in ‘The Inquisitor’s Tale’
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2016; 5:51 PM)
Mexican tradition inspires Raina Telgemeier’s new graphic novel, ‘Ghosts’
(The Washington Post, September 6, 2016; 6:14 PM)
KidsPost Summer Book Club is over, but you don’t have to stop reading
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2016; 5:29 PM)
Katherine Applegate tackles serious topic with help of imaginary cat
(The Washington Post, September 20, 2015; 7:02 AM)
Peace tree book explains how United States, Japan became friends after war
(The Washington Post, September 14, 2015; 6:29 PM)
Summer Book Club: ‘Shooting Kabul’
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2015; 5:28 PM)
Summer Book Club: ‘Dancing Home’
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2015; 3:37 PM)
Summer Book Club: ‘The Turtle of Oman’
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2015; 7:06 PM)
KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Chickadee’
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2015; 4:59 PM)
Summer Book Club: ‘Listen, Slowly’
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2015; 3:39 PM)
Summer Book Club: ‘The Red Pencil’
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2015; 5:48 PM)
Summer Book Club: ‘Half a World Away’
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2015; 4:24 PM)
The KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Crossing Cultures’
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2015; 8:58 PM)
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)
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