Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 8+
 
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
age 8+
 
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
age 8+
 
Great for kids who love books.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
age 8+
 
OK, but not as good as The Great Good Thing.
By Roderick Townley
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 8+
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
age 8+
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Dragon tale is great for bedtime read-aloud.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
age 8+
 
An inspirational autobiography of an NBA All-Star.
By Greg Brown, Vince Carter
(2004)
age 8+
 
Upbeat story of a passionate NFL quarterback.
By Brad Johnson
(2004)
age 8+
 
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
age 8+
 
A girl's life in turn-of-the-century Muslim Libya.
By Joelle Stolz
(2005)
age 8+
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)

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