Book Reviews

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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
age 9+
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
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age 9+
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
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age 9+
Clunky but taut story of Little League steroids.
By Tim Green
(2009)
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)