Book Reviews

age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
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 Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(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 Julie Andrews Edwards, Emma Walton Hamilton
(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)