Book Reviews

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age 14+
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
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The Making of Dr. Truelove Book Poster Image
age 17+
Coming-of-age tale filled with sex -- lessons too.
By Derrick Barnes
(2006)
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Seeing Redd: The Looking Glass Wars, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More violent battles, less clever than the first.
By Frank Beddor
(2007)
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Good Enough to Eat Book Poster Image
age 5+
Good enough to become a classic fairy tale.
By Brock Cole
(2007)
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Punk Farm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
"Old MacDonald" gets a silly punk-rock makeover.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2005)
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Song and Dance Man Book Poster Image
age 4+
Grandpa relives good ol' days in award-winner.
By Karen Ackerman
(1992)
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Paint the Wind Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Horse tale shines with rich plot and characters.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2007)
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Zen and the Art of Faking It Book Poster Image
age 12+
Great wisdom and humor for teens to meditate on.
By Jordan Sonnenblick
(2007)
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Off to Kindergarten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
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Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Folksy tale shares the miracle of simple things.
By Fran Manushkin
(2007)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dahl's satisfying Robin Hood tale.
By Roald Dahl
(2007)
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My Friend Rabbit Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
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The Name of This Book Is Secret Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
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Josephine Wants to Dance Book Poster Image
age 3+
Giddy tale of a can-do dancing kangaroo.
By Jackie French
(2007)
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, mature book about bright teen's alienation.
By Peter Cameron
(2007)
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The Seven Days of Kwanzaa Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple song introduces Kwanzaa to young readers.
By Melrose Cooper
(2007)
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My Thirteenth Winter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
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The Secret World of Hildegard Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous artwork, but too ethereal for many kids.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
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Igraine the Brave Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lighthearted, mild fantasy is giant tween fun.
By Cornelia Funke
(2007)
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Bounce Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Satisfying coming-of-age read.
By Natasha Friend
(2007)
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