Book Reviews

AGE
8
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Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
AGE
8
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Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
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By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
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By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
For everyone who's had a beloved friend move away (including grown-ups), this comforting story will help you cope.
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By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Newberry sequel quietly engages with story of friendship.
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By Susan Patron
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
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By Madonna
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted but heartfelt look at serious issues.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A unique format that appeals to kids.
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By Marissa Moss
(1999)