Book Reviews

Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
The Imaginary Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
Spirit Week Showdown: Magnificent Mya Tibbs, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia Book Poster Image
age 8+
A unique format that appeals to kids.
By Marissa Moss
(1999)
Donuthead Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lighthearted but heartfelt look at serious issues.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
Best Friends Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
Cinderella Smith: The More the Merrier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
Elvis and the Underdogs Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
Absolutely Almost Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
The Fourteenth Goldfish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
Big Nate Lives It Up: Big Nate, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
Twintuition: Double Vision Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
English Roses: Too Good to Be True Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
By Madonna
(2006)
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)

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