Book Reviews

age 9+
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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age 9+
Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
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age 9+
Lets readers walk in the shoes of a tweenage girl.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(1997)
age 9+
Realistic treatment of subject of divorce.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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age 9+
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
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age 9+
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)
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age 9+
Funny, moving, loving portrait of a neurotic boy.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2006)
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age 9+
Delicate story of impending death of a loved one.
By Alison McGhee
(2005)
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 9+
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
age 9+
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 9+
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 9+
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)

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