Book Reviews

AGE
8
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Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
8
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Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
9
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Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
8
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Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
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By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
AGE
8
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Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
9
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Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
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By Sharon Creech
(2013)
AGE
8
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Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
AGE
9
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Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
AGE
9
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Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
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By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
AGE
8
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Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
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By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
AGE
8
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Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
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By Donna Gephart
(2012)
AGE
8
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Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
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By Judy Blume
(2002)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
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By Judy Blume
(1990)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
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By Judy Blume
(1980)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
8
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A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
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By Amy Hest
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)

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