Book Reviews

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
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
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By Russell Freedman
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
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By Don Brown
(2011)
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
 
Enjoyable, if not always accurate, history tales.
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By Various
(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)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Stories of strong women to inspire tween politic.
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By Catherine Thimmesh
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
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By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Thrilling story of the people behind the mission.
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By Catherine Thimmesh
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)

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