Book Reviews

age 5+
 
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
age 13+
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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age 13+
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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age 5+
 
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
age 5+
 
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
age 13+
 
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
age 5+
 
Beloved, classic stories and poems in one volume.
By A. A. Milne
(1996)
age 5+
 
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
By Ellen Levine
(2008)
age 5+
 
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
age 5+
 
Good enough to become a classic fairy tale.
By Brock Cole
(2007)
age 5+
 
Inspirational message perfect for inaugural celebration.
By Nikki Grimes
(2008)
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age 5+
 
Elegant art, loving lessons, tender words for moms and sons.
By Rob D. Walker
(2009)
age 5+
 
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Disturbing, lauded eating disorder read; discuss with teens.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2009)
age 5+
 
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
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age 5+
 
Catchy art and story, all about the rhythms of farm life.
By Elisha Cooper
(2010)
age 5+
 
Twins embrace individuality in funny book for new readers.
By Grace Lin
(2010)
age 13+
 
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.
By Charlotte Bronte
(1900)

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