Book Reviews

Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Paper Wishes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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The Journey of Little Charlie Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tense, powerful novel of boy and slave catcher in 1858.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2018)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, powerful, masterful tale of escaped slaves.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
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Arcady's Goal Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
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The Girl in the Torch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
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Grandpa's Great Escape Book Poster Image
age 9+
Hilarious, poignant tale of boy and grandpa with dementia.
By David Walliams
(2018)
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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(2019)
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Indian No More Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Umpqua family relocated to LA in '50s.
By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell
(2019)
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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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