Book Reviews

age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 8+
 
Folksy novel sends environmentalist message.
By Kathi Appelt
(2013)
age 8+
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 8+
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
age 8+
 
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
age 8+
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Gorilla's tale not as compelling as others in series.
By Isabella Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu
(2008)
age 8+
 
Sweet story about the healing power of love.
By Berkeley Breathed
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Hilary Liftin, Miley Cyrus
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Humorous tale questions the value of loyalty.
By Tor Seidler
(2008)
age 8+
 
Cute adventure for animal and theater lovers.
By Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 8+
 
Caldecott Honor is about the art, not the ABCs.
By David McLimans
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)