Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
age 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
age 9+
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
age 9+
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 9+
 
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Jared Levine, Jim Guerinot, Robbie Robertson, Sebastian Robertson
(2013)
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age 9+
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
age 9+
 
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
age 9+
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
age 9+
 
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)

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