Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 8+
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
age 8+
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
age 8+
 
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Spirited tap-dancing girl loses her shoe but not her spunk.
By Stephanie Barden
(2011)
age 8+
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
age 8+
 
Outcast finds her niche in smart, funny read.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2007)