All Reviews

age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 12+
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
By Candace Fleming
(2014)
age 12+
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
age 12+
 
U.S. teen learns she's a Euro princess in fun series start.
By Meg Cabot
(2000)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 12+
 
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2012)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
age 12+
 
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
age 12+
 
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
csm_website
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Excellent tool for kids with nuts-and-bolts questions.
URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/
(2011)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
By Tanita Davis
(2009)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
csm_book
age 12+
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
age 12+
 
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)

Pages