Book Reviews

Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
Penguin Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Charming, whimsical boy-meets-bird tale.
By Polly Dunbar
(2007)
Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
The Cow Who Clucked Book Poster Image
age 2+
Kids will find this colorful story a-moo-sing.
By Denise Fleming
(2006)
The Wanderer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
The Sea of Trolls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy-adventure based on Norse myths.
By Nancy Farmer
(2005)
Kira-Kira Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
Terrier: Beka Cooper, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying fantasy crime drama for tweens.
By Tamora Pierce
(2006)
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
The Boy from the Basement Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
Silk Umbrellas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
The Goats Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Camp tale gives readers a lot to think about.
By Brock Cole
(2005)
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose Book Poster Image
age 3+
Number rhymes come alive with mischief and fun.
By Leo & Diane Dillon
(2007)
Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
Things Not Seen Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Madeline Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)
Fake Boyfriend Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)
The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
The Other Ones Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen doesn't want magic powers -- hard to believe!
By Jean Thesman
(1999)

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