Book Reviews

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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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)
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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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+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
age 9+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 9+
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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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)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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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+
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(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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