Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids may need some historical background.
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By Karen Cushman
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
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By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Mexican boy migrates to U.S alone. Intense and gripping.
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By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
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By Meg Cabot
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A dark, brilliant, and breathtaking surprise.
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By Peter Dickinson
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Color-burst pictures illuminate gospel songs.
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By Ashley Bryan
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Disturbing book on Holocaust provokes discussion.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Fascinating historical fiction with graphic sex, violence.
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By Stephen E. Ambrose
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A period slice-of-life book.
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By Lois Lowry
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
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By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
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By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
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By Andrew Clements
(2001)

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