Book Reviews

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Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
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Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
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By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
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Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
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Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
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Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
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Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
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By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)
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Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
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Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
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By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
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Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
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By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
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Newberry sequel quietly engages with story of friendship.
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By Susan Patron
(2009)
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More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
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By Madonna
(2006)
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Lighthearted but heartfelt look at serious issues.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)

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