Book Reviews

The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
Lincoln's Grave Robbers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
The Wells Bequest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
Ghost Hawk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
How to Catch a Bogle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2013)
I Lived on Butterfly Hill Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
West of the Moon Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Enslaved girl escapes master in riveting historical tale.
By Margi Preus
(2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)

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