Book Reviews

Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
Saffy's Angel Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
By Hilary McKay
(2005)
Junonia Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sweet coming-of-age story teaches empathy, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2011)
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 Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
Anne of Green Gables Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
A Face First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
Feather Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
The Wanderer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
The Higher Power of Lucky Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
The Janitor's Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gets to the heart of a father-son relationship.
By Andrew Clements
(2000)
The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Book 3) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
The Fold Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Insightful and frank novel explores beauty in America.
By An Na
(2008)
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 Lily Pond Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)
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)
The Center of Everything Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
The Meaning of Maggie Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)

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