Book Reviews

age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
age 11+
Violent, overlong entry in imaginative Edge series.
By Paul Stewart
(2004)
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
age 8+
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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age 8+
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
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age 8+
Dragon tale is great for bedtime read-aloud.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
age 10+
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
age 9+
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
age 9+
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 9+
A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale.
By Barbara Robinson
(1972)
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age 11+
Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.
By Richard Adams
(1972)
age 7+
The awful Herdman kids are back, but watered down.
By Barbara Robinson
(2004)
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age 9+
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(2004)
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age 4+
Henry David Thoreau as a bear.
By D. B. Johnson
(2004)
age 4+
An irresistible storytime treasure.
By James Carville, Patricia McKissack
(2004)
age 3+
Southern folktale is honed to perfection.
By Coleen Salley
(2004)
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
age 9+
A swashbuckling high-seas adventure.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2004)
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)

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