Book Reviews

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Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.
By Tim Green
(2011)
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage Book Poster Image
age 10+
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
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The Trouble with May Amelia Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spunky heroine returns for less deep, more violent sequel.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2011)
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Inside Out and Back Again Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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A World Without Heroes: Beyonders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Overly long start to fantasy series is heavy on violence.
By Brandon Mull
(2011)
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Heart of a Samurai Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fish-out-of-water adventure swimming with historical detail.
By Margi Preus
(2010)
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Turtle in Paradise Book Poster Image
age 10+
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
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Moon Over Manifest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
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Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
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The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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The Batboy Book Poster Image
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Conversation starter for kids who look up to pro athletes.
By Mike Lupica
(2010)
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Walk Two Moons Book Poster Image
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Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(1994)
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The Storm in the Barn Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing historical graphic novel with a fantasy twist.
By Matt Phelan
(2009)
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The Schwa Was Here Book Poster Image
age 10+
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
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Eidi: The Children of Crow Cove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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This Means War Book Poster Image
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Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
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