Book Reviews

Riding Chance Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.
By Christine Kendall
(2016)
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When Mischief Came to Town Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
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The Secret Hum of a Daisy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Screenwriting Sean gets tangled in a lie in smart sequel.
By Jeff Baron
(2014)
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The Weight of Water Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
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After Iris Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
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Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year in Stuff Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
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Surviving the Applewhites Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
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Eidi: The Children of Crow Cove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
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Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
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Part of Me: Stories of a Louisiana Family Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
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The Dream Bearer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
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The Steps Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
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