Book Reviews

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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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age 12+
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
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age 2+
Cute pictures, rhymes in fun parent-child love poem.
By Sandra Boynton
(2003)
age 2+
Funny book teaches little ones about feelings.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
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age 12+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
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age 12+
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
age 12+
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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age 12+
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
age 12+
Teen reveals all in blog -- with consequences.
By Susie Day
(2008)
age 12+
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
By Catherine Clark
(2008)
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
age 2+
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
age 2+
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(1996)
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
age 2+
Good book for the end of a hectic day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(1998)
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age 2+
Young listeners may drift off to lullaby.
By Mem Fox
(1993)
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
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age 2+
Young bear bids farewell to the old home.
By Frank Asch
(1986)

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