Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
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By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
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By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
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By Sally Nicholls
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
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By Leslie Connor
(2009)
AGE
15
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Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
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By Matt de la Pena
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Energetic story of family, change; great for young readers.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Here's a book that celebrates words for words' sake, encouraging reading comprehension through context.
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By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A fun young heroine reminiscent of Ramona Quimby.
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(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Poignant story about a car accident's aftermath.
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By Marthe Jocelyn
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Humorous take on a big sibling's jealous feelings.
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By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.
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By Pat Mora
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Adults may enjoy this poetic nostalgia trip more.
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By Polly Horvath
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Classic picture book revamped for new readers.
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By Judy Blume
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fans of Wimpy Kid will enjoy this one, too.
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By Alexander Stadler
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
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By Catherine Clark
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A standard plot strengthened by sisterly bonds.
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By Aimee Friedman
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
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By Maria Padian
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
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By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)

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