Book Reviews

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8
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A lively, universal story of unlikely friendships.
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By Dick King-Smith
(1985)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Scarier and more action-packed than the first book.
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By Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.
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By Ingri d'Aulaire
(1962)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A unique format that appeals to kids.
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By Marissa Moss
(1999)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A reminder of all that is good around us.
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By Simon James
(1999)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Complex issues make this best for older kids.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2000)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Story takes kids back to the frontier days.
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By Jean Fritz
(2001)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
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By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
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By Peter Sis
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
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By Sharon Creech
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
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By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great for kids who love books.
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By Roderick Townley
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
OK, but not as good as The Great Good Thing.
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By Roderick Townley
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Poems about growing up during WWII.
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By Maria Testa
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)

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