All Reviews

Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Kira-Kira Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
Shark Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast, fresh, funny action comedy set undersea.
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(Release Year: 2004)
American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
The Wind in the Willows Book Poster Image
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
The Great Gilly Hopkins Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brash foster-kid tale a great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet sequel will amuse kids; less intense than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)

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