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Nonfiction Reviews of 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winner and Honor Books

Nonfiction Winner The Family Romanov:Murder, Rebellion, and 
the Fall of Imperial Russiaby Candace FlemingMiddle School, High School 
 Schwartz & Wade/Random  287 pp.7/14 978-0-375-86782-8 $18.99Library ed. 978-0-375-96782-5 $21.99 ge-book ed. 978-0-375-89864-8 $10.99Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman’s Charles and Emma (rev. 1/09) with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin’s...

Reviews of the 2015 Sibert Award winners

Winner: The Right Word:Roget and His Thesaurusby Jen Bryant; illus. by Melissa SweetPrimary     Eerdmans    48 pp.9/14     978-0-8028-5385-1     $17.50Apt language and ingenious imagery combine to tell the life story of Peter Mark Roget, creator of the thesaurus. A solitary, though not unhappy, child, Roget spends his time keeping...

Review of Brown Girl Dreaming

 Brown Girl Dreamingby Jacqueline WoodsonIntermediate, Middle School    Paulsen/Penguin328 pp.    8/14    978-0-399-25251-8    $16.99    gHere is a memoir-in-verse so immediate that readers will feel they are experiencing the author’s childhood right along with her. It starts out somewhat slowly, with Woodson relying on others’ memories to relate her (1963) birth and infancy...

Review of The Madman of Piney Woods

The Madman of Piney Woodsby Christopher Paul CurtisIntermediate, Middle School   Scholastic    370 pp.9/14    978-0-545-15664-6    $16.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-545-63376-5    $16.99In this companion to Newbery Honor Book Elijah of Buxton (rev. 11/07), it is now 1901, and for thirteen-year-old Benji Alston of Buxton, Ontario, the American Civil War is ancient history —...

Review of Quest

Questby Aaron Becker; illus. by the authorPrimary    Candlewick    40 pp.8/14    978-0-7636-6595-1    $15.99Journey (rev. 9/13) introduced a girl with a magic red crayon who could draw her way into an adventure and back home. At the end of the book she met a boy with his own purple crayon. Quest —...

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