Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
age 9+
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 9+
 
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
age 9+
 
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
age 9+
 
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
age 9+
 
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)
age 9+
 
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
age 9+
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Third book in offbeat series explores the meaning of family.
By Susan Patron
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Sweet coming-of-age story teaches empathy, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2011)
age 9+
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
age 9+
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
age 9+
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
By Lauren Myracle
(2010)

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