Book Reviews

age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
age 8+
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
age 8+
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
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age 8+
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
age 8+
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
age 8+
Kit meets economic adversity with courage, spunk.
By Valerie Tripp
(2000)
age 8+
Plucky '70s American Girl fights for her rights.
By Megan McDonald
(2007)
age 8+
Gorgeous artwork, but too ethereal for many kids.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
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age 8+
Clever retelling of a legend, from the cat's POV.
By Alan Armstrong
(2006)
age 8+
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
age 8+
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
age 8+
Story takes kids back to the frontier days.
By Jean Fritz
(2001)
age 8+
Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.
By Ingri d'Aulaire
(1962)