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Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
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A Face First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
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God Went to Beauty School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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Feather Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
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The Wanderer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
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Halloween Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Jerry Seinfeld reminisces about Halloween.
By Jerry Seinfeld
(2003)
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The Higher Power of Lucky Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
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The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Book 3) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
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The Witch's Child Book Poster Image
age 9+
Too scary for most picture book readers.
By Arthur Yorinks
(2007)
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Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gross-out, creepy laughs meant for older kids.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2008)
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Smelly Locker: Silly Dilly School Songs Book Poster Image
age 9+
School-dissing ditties may grate on parents.
By Alan Katz
(2008)
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Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays, Six Newbery Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Book Poster Image
age 9+
A beautiful introduction to a stellar poet.
By Jen Bryant
(2008)
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Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
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Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
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Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a NOT-SO-Popular Party Girl Book Poster Image
age 9+
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
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The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman Book Poster Image
age 9+
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
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The Meaning of Maggie Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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