Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
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By Karen Hesse
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
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By James Patterson
(2007)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Typical preschool struggle beautifully illustrated.
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By Margaret Chodos-Irvine
(2004)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Silliness that appeals to preschoolers.
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By Mo Willems
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
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By Karen Hesse
(2004)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Interactive poems engage young kids.
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By Margaret Wise Brown
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
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By Paula Yoo
(2008)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Kids will find this colorful story a-moo-sing.
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By Denise Fleming
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
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By Kate Brian
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
V-Day romance fluff for Princess series fans.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Well-wrought fantasy explores pacifism, violence.
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By Ursula K. Le Guin
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
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By Helen Frost
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
More girl self-discovery in teen series' third.
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By Ann Brashares
(2005)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Soft, nostalgic artwork for dreamers of all ages.
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By Peter McCarty
(2006)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming, huggy mouse tale for tots.
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By Jonathan Emmett
(2007)

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