Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lots of information packed into appealing pop-up.
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By Kyle Olmon
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Learn how, where, and why a mill worked.
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By David Macaulay
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
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By Jerry Stanley
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(2004)
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
9
QUALITY
 
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
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By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Pluck and elbow grease help a girl save her town's historical society in this educational and entertaining story.
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By Candace Fleming
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Masterful retelling captures magic, mystery of moon mission.
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By Brian Floca
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
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By Don Brown
(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
10
QUALITY
 
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2013)

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