Book Reviews

All-American Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
Milkweed Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Disturbing book on Holocaust provokes discussion.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
Olive's Ocean Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Series Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
Bucking the Sarge Book Poster Image
age 11+
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
Stormchaser: The Edge Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Violent, overlong entry in imaginative Edge series.
By Paul Stewart
(2004)
Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
The Boy from the Basement Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
Homecoming Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
The Secret Garden Book Poster Image
age 11+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
Mick Harte Was Here Book Poster Image
age 11+
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
By Barbara Park
(1995)
Buried Blueprints: Maps and Sketches of Lost Worlds and Mysterious Places Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fanciful background on legendary places.
By Albert Lorenz
(1999)
Extraordinary People With Disabilities Book Poster Image
age 11+
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)
Stephen Biesty's Incredible Everything Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brief, commonsense explanations.
By Richard Platt
(1992)

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