All Reviews

age 8+
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)
age 8+
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
age 8+
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
age 8+
 
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Breathtaking catalog of living things inspires conservation.
URL: http://www.arkive.org/
(2013)
age 8+
 
Folksy novel sends environmentalist message.
By Kathi Appelt
(2013)
age 8+
 
Award-winning '90s series is violent but entertaining.
Network: Syndicated
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 8+
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
age 8+
 
An old New York fireboat offers heroic help on 9/11.
By Maira Kalman
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Dark, superb short film introduces kids to classical music.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski
(2007)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Good, clean pop-punk from nice-guy trio.
By Jonas Brothers
(2007)

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