Book Reviews

Larry and the Meaning of Life Book Poster Image
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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Hanukkah Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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Sugar Plum Ballerinas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Important lessons on staying true to friends and yourself.
By Whoopi Goldberg, Deborah Underwood
(2008)
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The Ghost's Child Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical view of life and love won't interest most kids.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2008)
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Things That Are Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
age 8+
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
By Lauren Child
(2008)
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Olive, the Other Reindeer Book Poster Image
age 5+
Modern holiday classic stars a spunky, imaginative dog.
By Vivian Walsh, J. Otto Seibold
(1997)
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard Book Poster Image
age 10+
Four kid-friendly stories for Potter fans; one gruesome one.
By J. K. Rowling
(2008)
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Graceling Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satisfying but violent fantasy debut for teens.
By Kristin Cashore
(2008)
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The Houdini Box Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lightweight story with great illustrations.
By Brian Selznick
(1991)
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Science Fair Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
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Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
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The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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Lake Rescue: Beacon Street Girls, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
By Annie Bryant
(2005)
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Martha Speaks Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First in talking dog series teaches a few manners.
By Susan Meddaugh
(1995)
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Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
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Snow Spider Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Generic fantasy doesn't make much sense.
By Jenny Nimmo
(2006)
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Copper Sun Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
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In the Night Garden Book Poster Image
age 4+
Little girls stretch their imaginations before bedtime.
By Barbara Joosse
(2008)
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Big Words for Little People Book Poster Image
age 4+
Empowering words, spectacular artwork, stupendous concepts.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
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