Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Leisurely, humorous installment in series.
By Diane Duane
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 9+
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
age 9+
 
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 9+
 
Every kid's fantasy -- controlling the teacher.
By Allen Kurzweil
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 9+
 
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
age 9+
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Brilliant premise -- so-so execution.
By Zizou Corder
(2005)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 9+
 
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
age 9+
 
Exciting fantasy-adventure based on Norse myths.
By Nancy Farmer
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
age 9+
 
Six mutating children set out to save the world.
By Cliff McNish
(2005)

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