Book Reviews

Bones of Faerie Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Intriguing combination of magic and apocalypse.
By Janni Lee Simner
(2009)
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A Is for ART Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.
By Stephen T. Johnson
(2009)
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Waiting for Normal Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
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Birds Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Simple story, striking art make this picture book soar.
By Kevin Henkes
(2009)
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Do You Love Me? Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Cheerful take on traditional "I love you" books.
By Joost Elffers
(2008)
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Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet as icing, a Valentine's lesson sure to warm the heart.
By Mary Engelbreit
(2008)
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Mexican Whiteboy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
By Matt de la Pena
(2008)
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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
By Margarita Engle
(2008)
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Monster Hunters: Nightmare Academy: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Familiar and predictable but lots of fun.
By Dean Lorey
(2008)
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Savvy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
By Ingrid Law
(2008)
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There Are Cats in This Book Book Poster Image
age 2+
Rambunctious cats hide under flaps, waiting to play.
By Viviane Schwarz
(2008)
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3 Willows Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sisterhood author writes sweet new book about friendship.
By Ann Brashares
(2009)
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The Final Warning: Maximum Ride: The Protectors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
By James Patterson
(2008)
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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Book Poster Image
age 6+
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
By Lenore Look
(2008)
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One Boy Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Counting and wordplay, with eye-catching color, and fun!
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2008)
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Dark Dude Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
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Confessions of a Shopaholic Book Poster Image
age 15+
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspirational message perfect for inaugural celebration.
By Nikki Grimes
(2008)
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Vibes Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, edgy portrait of teen girl includes mature themes.
By Amy Kathleen Ryan
(2008)
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Bog Child Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
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