Book Reviews

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of John J. Harvey Book Poster Image
age 8+
An old New York fireboat offers heroic help on 9/11.
By Maira Kalman
(2005)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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Tua and the Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Island of Silence: The Unwanteds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spellbinding second adventure even better than first.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
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Lincoln's Grave Robbers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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