Dr. Jerry Flack's Children's Book Reviews

Dr. Jerry Flack, Professor Emeritus and President's Teaching Scholar Emeritus at the University of Colorado, will be reviewing excellent children's books for gifted readers.

Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain is one of the finest historical novels every written for children and young adults. The theme of freedom and liberty for every person regardless of nationality or station in life fits perfectly with emotions of the patriots of Boston in the 1770s and is universal.

All The World’s A Stage

Biographic Shakespeare is one volume in a new series of unique biographies, Biographic: Great Lives in Graphic Form. So many facts of Shakespeare’s life and the world in which he lived are presented in Biographic Shakespeare that even readers previously well informed about the world’s most famous dramatist will still learn fascinating new information.

Get to Know Georgia O'Keeffe

"The meaning of a word – to me – is not as exact as the meaning of a color. Color and shapes make a more definite statement than words."

Georgia O’Keeffe, 1976

Caldecott Medal 2019

“Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse; that’s the story I want to tell.”
Elinor DeWire

Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards 2019

The world of children’s and young adult book awards is nearly a century old and has expanded in myriad directions to a wide recognition of authors, illustrators, and their works. The two most famous and prestigious prizes remain the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

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