Book Reviews

AGE
9
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Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
9
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A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
9
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Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
9
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Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
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By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
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By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
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By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
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By Charles Dickens
(2005)
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
 
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
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(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
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
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By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
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
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
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By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)