Book Reviews

age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 10+
Pirates, eels, and intrigue in exciting steampunk sequel.
By S.S. Taylor
(2014)
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 10+
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 10+
Exciting, complex sequel a mix of politics and compassion.
By Shannon Hale
(2012)
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)

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