Book Reviews

A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Hundred Percent Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest, heartrending look at tween friendships, identity.
By Karen Romano Young
(2016)
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Goodbye Stranger Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
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The Honest Truth Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Boy with cancer runs away to climb mountain in moving tale.
By Dan Gemeinhart
(2015)
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The Apothecary, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Around the World in 100 Days Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun follow-up to the Jules Verne classic.
By Gary Blackwood
(2010)
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After Tupac and D Foster Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful coming-of-age tale of tween girls bonded by music.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
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The Accidental Cheerleader Book Poster Image
age 11+
Easy read on fitting in not worth cheering about.
By Mimi McCoy
(2007)
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Operation Typhoon Shore: Guild of Specialists, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
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Hatchet Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
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The View From Saturday Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
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Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing journey of family fleeing Cuba on a raft.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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Voyage of the Frog Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny and sensitive story of friendship.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1975)
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Bluish Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fifth-grade girls learn tolerance and compassion.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1999)
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