Book Reviews

Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
The Forget-Me-Not Summer: Silver Sisters, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters grow closer away from home in smart coming-of-ager.
By Leila Howland
(2015)
George Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
Blackbird Fly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
Listen, Slowly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
The Center of Everything Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
P.S. Be Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
One Plus One Equals Blue Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
The Lily Pond Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)
Anne of Green Gables Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
Lucky for Good Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Third book in offbeat series explores the meaning of family.
By Susan Patron
(2011)
Junonia Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sweet coming-of-age story teaches empathy, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2011)
The Mother-Daughter Book Club Book Poster Image
age 9+
Just the read to jump-start your own book club.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2007)
The Fold Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Insightful and frank novel explores beauty in America.
By An Na
(2008)

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