Book Reviews

age 5+
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
age 4+
Seuss Award winner is great fun for early readers.
By Laura McGee Kvasnosky
(2006)
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
age 14+
Graphic first love -- & sex -- story better for older teens.
By Daria Snadowsky
(2007)
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age 4+
Instant classic is like a kid tour of 1900s Paris.
By Barbara McClintock
(2006)
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age 4+
Beautifully illustrated poem shouts individualism.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
age 13+
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
age 9+
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
age 4+
Kids will dive into this secret undersea world.
By Chris Butterworth
(2006)
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
age 13+
Fun format adds creativity to gay-themed coming-of-age book.
By Brent Hartinger
(2007)
age 8+
Engrossing Houdini bio by kids' author/magician.
By Sid Fleischman
(2006)
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age 16+
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
age 14+
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
By Barry Lyga
(2006)
age 8+
Caldecott Honor is about the art, not the ABCs.
By David McLimans
(2006)
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age 2+
Loveable bunny helps us see things differently.
By Antoinette Portis
(2006)
age 5+
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
By Lori Ries
(2006)
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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age 7+
Playful, inventive stories starring oddball toys.
By Emily Jenkins
(2006)

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