Book Reviews

AGE
9
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Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
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By Sharon Creech
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
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By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving, nontraditional farm story with heartland values.
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By Michelle Houts
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
AIDS orphan adjusts to the country life in Malawi.
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By Jan Michael
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, family-oriented series for middle schoolers.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
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By Hilary McKay
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
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By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
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By Leslie Connor
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
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By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)

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