Book Reviews

Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
A Long Walk to Water Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
Belle Epoque Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
P.K. Pinkerton and the Deadly Desperados: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
Will Sparrow's Road Book Poster Image
age 11+
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
Hawksmaid: the Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marian stars in somewhat dark Robin Hood retelling. Just OK.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2010)
One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
The Way of the Warrior: Young Samurai, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
British boy becomes samurai; exciting but violent.
By Chris Bradford
(2009)
Weedflower Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fresh perspective on WWII Japanese internment camps in U.S.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2009)
Ways to Live Forever Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
By Margarita Engle
(2008)
Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
My One Hundred Adventures Book Poster Image
age 11+
Adults may enjoy this poetic nostalgia trip more.
By Polly Horvath
(2008)
Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
By Maria Padian
(2008)
Hurt Go Happy Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
The Rifle Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Historical yarn follows the life of a gun.
By Gary Paulsen
(1995)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
A family deals with racism in a Mississippi town.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
My Brother Sam Is Dead Book Poster Image
age 11+
Great novel about the Revolution for older kids.
By James Lincoln Collier
(1974)
Across Five Aprils Book Poster Image
age 11+
This historical tale is captivating and memorable.
By Irene Hunt
(1964)

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