Book Reviews

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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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+
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+
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+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
age 9+
Popular series reissue is a fun sleepover read.
By R. L. Stine
(2008)
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age 9+
Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2008)

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