Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(2004)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
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By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
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By Laini Taylor
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Exquisite watercolors breathe new life into this classic story about a tiny girl's adventures in a tiny world.
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By Sylvia Long
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
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By Christopher Healy
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
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By L. Frank Baum
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
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By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
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By Jorge Aguirre
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
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By Christopher Healy
(2013)

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