Book Reviews

The Hero and the Crown Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
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8 Plus 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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Amelia's Family Ties Book Poster Image
age 9+
Realistic treatment of subject of divorce.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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Get That Pest! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Young readers will love this humorous story.
By Erin Douglas
(2000)
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Ira Sleeps Over Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
By Bernard Waber
(1975)
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Happy Birthday to You! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
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Chameleons Are Cool Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple yet beguiling look at chameleons.
By Martin Jenkins
(2000)
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Harriet and the Promised Land Book Poster Image
age 6+
Story and art convey the escape to freedom.
By Jacob Lawrence
(1993)
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If You Only Knew Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
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Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun Book Poster Image
age 10+
A vivid picture of Perry's historic mission.
By Rhoda Blumberg
(1985)
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Amelia's Easy-as-Pie Drawing Guide Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amelia gives tips on how to draw doodles.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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Are You There God? It's Me Margaret. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
By Judy Blume
(1970)
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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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Ballet Shoes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Performing arts school tale great for kids who dance or act.
By Noel Streatfeild
(1993)
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The Book of Three Book Poster Image
age 10+
Adolescents take to this swashbuckling adventure.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2006)
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Horton Hatches the Egg Book Poster Image
age 4+
Integrity is rewarded in poignant, funny tale.
By Dr. Seuss
(1940)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
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The Dark Is Rising Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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Heroines: Great Women Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
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