Book Reviews

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10
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Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
AGE
10
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Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
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By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
AGE
10
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Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
10
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Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
10
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Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
10
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Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
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By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
10
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Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
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By Polly Shulman
(2010)
AGE
10
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Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
AGE
10
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Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
AGE
10
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Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
AGE
10
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Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
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By Kristin Levine
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Entertaining but violent series weaves fantasy with history.
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By D. J. MacHale
(2002)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
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By Peter Johnson
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Captivating story of resilient girls has some dark moments.
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By Sara Pennypacker
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
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By Tim Carvell
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Heroine's humanity anchors stronger sequel.
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By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
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By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)

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