Book Reviews

Addie on the Inside Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Under the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Book Poster Image
age 11+
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
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Burning Kingdoms:  The Internment Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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The Green Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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Forget Me Not Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Compelling story of girl dealing with Tourette syndrome.
By Ellie Terry
(2017)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Genesis Begins Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen learns to love herself in uplifting tale of misfits.
By Alicia D. Williams
(2019)
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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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