Book Reviews

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8
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Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
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By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
AGE
8
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Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
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By Ann Turner
(2015)
AGE
8
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Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
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By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
AGE
8
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Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
AGE
8
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Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
8
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Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
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By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
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By John Kloepfer
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
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By Alan Snow
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
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By Marissa Moss
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific page-turner has it all: action, humor, and heart.
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By John David Anderson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clockwork fantasy adventure is delightful but a bit dark.
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By Emma Trevayne
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
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By Jeff Miller
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
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By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)

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