Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
age 10+
 
Sequel to boy-detective graphic novel brings more laughs.
By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
age 10+
 
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
age 10+
 
Middle-school comic perseveres in funny, poignant sequel.
By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2013)
age 10+
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
age 10+
 
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
By Chris Grabenstein, James Patterson
(2012)
age 10+
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
age 10+
 
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
By Stephan Pastis
(2013)
age 10+
 
Smart story of a kid pitching a movie idea to Hollywood.
By Jeff Baron
(2013)
age 10+
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
age 10+
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
age 10+
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
By Tim Carvell
(2012)
age 10+
 
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
age 10+
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)

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