Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 9+
 
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
age 9+
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 9+
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 9+
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
age 9+
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 9+
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
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Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)
age 9+
 
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
By Andrea Burden, Jan Bozarth
(2009)
age 9+
 
Moving, nontraditional farm story with heartland values.
By Michelle Houts
(2009)
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age 9+
 
AIDS orphan adjusts to the country life in Malawi.
By Jan Michael
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Fun, family-oriented series for middle schoolers.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
By Hilary McKay
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
age 9+
 
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
age 9+
 
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
age 9+
 
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)

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