Book Reviews

The Thing About Leftovers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tween finds her footing in bittersweet post-divorce tale.
By C.C. Payne
(2016)
Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
Raymie Nightingale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tragedy, triumph, and wisdom in funny, heartfelt tween tale.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2016)
The Last Boy at St. Edith's Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun tale of boy at all-girls' school great for girls & boys.
By Lee Gjertsen Malone
(2016)
Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
The Land of Forgotten Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sisters search for hope in heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2016)
Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
Public School Superhero Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
The Scavengers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
The Riverman Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
Sure Signs of Crazy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
The Saturday Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
Twerp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant middle school novel has great humor and depth.
By Mark Goldblatt
(2013)
Out of My Mind Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving story of smart disabled girl overcoming challenges.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
Drama Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)

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