Book Reviews

Flight #116 Is Down! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
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The Century for Young People Book Poster Image
age 11+
A must for serious and casual history students.
By Peter Jennings
(1999)
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
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Extraordinary People With Disabilities Book Poster Image
age 11+
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)
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Daniel's Story Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tale of concentration camp teen suffers from weak narrative.
By Carol Matas
(1993)
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Boy: Tales of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
By Roald Dahl
(1984)
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Getting Near to Baby Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moving story of grief and recovery.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(1999)
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Heroines: Great Women Through the Ages Book Poster Image
age 11+
Twelve women battle prejudice in anthology.
By Rebecca Hazell
(1996)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A treasured speech seen in a vibrant new light.
By Martin Luther King
(1997)
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The Hero and the Crown Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
By Robin McKinley
(1984)
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If You Only Knew Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
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Homecoming Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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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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Molly's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A quirky story with hidden riches.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2000)
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Lincoln: A Photobiography Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)
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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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Mick Harte Was Here Book Poster Image
age 11+
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
By Barbara Park
(1995)
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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Everything Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brief, commonsense explanations.
By Richard Platt
(1992)
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How Come? Planet Earth Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sometimes intriguing, sometimes unhelpful.
By Kathy Wollard
(1999)
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