Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 9+
 
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
age 9+
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
age 9+
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Moving story of Jewish sisters living as refugees in Sweden.
By Annika Thor
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Slow-starting but tense tale of occupied Greece.
By Akila Couloumbis, Audrey Couloumbis
(2009)
age 9+
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)
age 9+
 
A beautiful introduction to a stellar poet.
By Jen Bryant
(2008)
age 9+
 
Delightfully warmhearted Arthurian tales.
By Gerald Morris
(1998)
age 9+
 
School-dissing ditties may grate on parents.
By Alan Katz
(2008)
age 9+
 
Gross-out, creepy laughs meant for older kids.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2008)
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age 9+
 
A child's view of '50s Dodgers and the Korean war.
By Linda Sue Park
(2008)
age 9+
 
Funny, poignant life on home front during WWII.
By Richard Peck
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)

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