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Book crush : for kids and teens-- recommended reading for every mood, moment, an
Pearl, Nancy
Adult Nonfiction Z1037 .P35 2007

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Introductionp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Part I - Youngest Readersp. 1
Ahh, Those Adorable Anthropomorphic Animalsp. 3
B Is for Babiesp. 7
Bedtime Storiesp. 9
Boo! Halloween Books to Treasurep. 11
Books, Books, Booksp. 12
The Cats Meowp. 14
Chapter 1 - Good Books for the Youngest Readersp. 18
Christmas Is Comingp. 20
D Is for Dinosaursp. 22
Death and Dyingp. 23
A Dog's Lifep. 25
Easy as 1,2,3: Counting Booksp. 27
Fairy Tales (Fractured or Not)p. 28
Folk Talesp. 33
Girls Rulep. 36
Grandmas and Grandpasp. 38
Grin and Bear It!p. 40
Just for Funp. 42
Latkes, Dreidels, and Lightsp. 46
Let Me Introduce You To...p. 47
Many Cultures, Many Voicesp. 49
Meet Mother Goosep. 51
Mind Your P's & Q'sp. 53
Music to My Earsp. 54
Noodlehead Storiesp. 55
One Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wordsp. 57
Picture Perfectp. 58
Quack Awayp. 60
Reality Checkp. 62
Rebels with a Causep. 64
Rhyming Read-Alouds for the Very Youngp. 67
School Dazep. 68
Simple as ABCp. 71
Stop Bugging Me: Insects Galorep. 73
Tall Talesp. 75
Thanks for Thanksgivingp. 77
Trickster Talesp. 78
Weather or Notp. 80
You've Got a Friendp. 82
Part II - Middle-Grade Readers, Ages 8-12p. 85
Adventure Ahoy!p. 87
All in the Familyp. 89
Animal Talesp. 92
Author! Author!p. 94
Autobiographiesp. 95
Before and After Harry (Potter, of Course)p. 97
Biographical Fictionp. 99
Boys Will Be Boysp. 102
Coming of Agep. 105
D@%! the Torpedoes, Full Steam Aheadp. 107
Dragon Talesp. 110
Dewey Love Nonfiction? Dewey Ever!p. 111
Doggone It, She Said Ho(a)rselyp. 128
Dolls and Dollhousesp. 130
Double Troublep. 134
Friends Make the World Go Roundp. 135
G and T's: Gifted and Talentedp. 137
Girl Power!p. 137
Gone But Not Forgottenp. 140
Good Sportsp. 141
Goosebumpsp. 145
Greek Mythsp. 147
Guaranteed to Grab Youp. 148
Hickory, Dickory, Dockp. 150
"I" Booksp. 152
In the Footsteps of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boysp. 154
The Kids Next Doorp. 157
Kids to the Rescuep. 158
King Arthurp. 160
Let's Talk About Itp. 163
LOL: Laugh Out Loudp. 164
Melting Pots and Salad Bowlsp. 167
Myths, Legends, Folk and Fairy Talesp. 168
Not a Dry Eye in the Housep. 171
O Pioneers!p. 173
One Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures (Or Something Like That)p. 175
Orphans Aboundingp. 176
Other Times, Other Placesp. 178
The Pleasures of Poetryp. 180
Real People You Ought to Knowp. 183
Relativityp. 185
Science Fiction: Future Possibilitiesp. 188
Slavery and the Civil Warp. 189
The Witch Trials-Salem and Beyondp. 191
Part III - Teen Readers, Ages 13-18p. 193
After Sam Spade and Kinsey Millhonep. 195
Always Short and Sometimes (But Usually Not) Sweetp. 196
Chicklet Lit: For Girls Onlyp. 198
Cry Me a Riverp. 201
Dragooned by Dragonsp. 202
Fantastic Fantasiesp. 204
Getting to Know Me: Memoirsp. 205
Ghosts I Have Lovedp. 208
Girls Kick Buttp. 209
GLBTQp. 211
Growing Up Is (Sometimes) Hard to Dop. 213
Heartbreak Hotelp. 215
Historical Fictionp. 216
Immigrants and Refugeesp. 220
It Might as Well Be Greekp. 221
It's a Guy Thingp. 223
Kung Fu, the Samurai Code, and Ninja Stealthp. 225
May I Have This Dance?p. 227
Moving Upp. 229
Not Your Parents' Comic Booksp. 230
One-Word Wondersp. 233
Our Love Is Here to Stay-Or Notp. 236
Page-Turning Pleasuresp. 237
Play the Gamep. 239
Poems as Novels and Novels as Poemsp. 240
Queens of Fantasyp. 242
Shape Shiftersp. 244
Sink Your Teeth into Thesep. 245
Slowly Unravelingp. 247
Smells Like Teen Nostalgiap. 248
Tam Linp. 251
This Is My Lifep. 253
Up All Nightp. 256
Utopia-Not!p. 258
What'd I Do to Deserve This Biography?p. 260
Indexp. 263

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