Book Reviews

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age 9+
In taut, unforgettable drama, nothing is simple.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1991)
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age 9+
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
age 11+
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
age 9+
Bartimaeus returns -- alas, not to center stage.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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age 9+
Radical thinkers take on school sports.
By Avi
(1984)
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
age 9+
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
age 9+
Gets to the heart of a father-son relationship.
By Andrew Clements
(2000)
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
age 9+
Insect allegory might be too slow for most kids.
By Soinbhe Lally
(2004)
age 7+
A fairy's reward and punishment backfire.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2004)
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age 16+
Funny high school novel reveals tender truths.
By Rob Thomas
(1996)
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age 9+
Aid-worker family races to safety ahead of war.
By L. S. Matthews
(2004)
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)

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