Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
age 10+
 
Fast-paced fun, but more intense than the movie.
By William Goldman
(1973)
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age 15+
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
age 9+
 
An enjoyable read rooted in historical realities.
By Richard Peck
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
age 11+
 
Authentic, helpful guide for girls and parents.
By Dr. Susan S. Bartell
(2006)
age 9+
 
Historical details add depth to gripping mystery.
By Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler
(2006)
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age 2+
 
A fun starter pop-up book for toddlers.
By Matthew Van Fleet
(2003)
age 10+
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Slow but rich book of fantasy, feuds for tweens.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
age 9+
 
Gory, unique story has mythic monsters as heroes.
By Tobias Druitt
(2006)
age 7+
 
Tiresome tales of misbehaving kids.
By Christianna Brand
(2006)
age 6+
 
One of the weaker entries in the series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1995)
age 4+
 
Mild time-travel adventure.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 4+
 
Predictable -- choose other books in this series.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1993)
age 7+
 
Story of magical plane fails to take flight.
By Clive Cussler
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Clever kids save historic house in tepid sequel.
By Blue Balliett
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
age 2+
 
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)

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