Book Reviews

age 10+
Girl shakes up Danish island in heartfelt outsider tale.
By Katrina Nannestad
(2016)
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
age 10+
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 10+
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 10+
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
age 10+
Severe look at war's impact better for older kids.
By Alice Walker
(2007)
age 10+
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
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age 10+
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
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age 10+
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)