Book Reviews

The Gardener Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A tale of hope to treasure.
By Sarah Stewart
(1997)
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Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(1999)
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The Incredible Journey Book Poster Image
age 9+
A clever story and evocative writing.
By Sheila Burnford
(1961)
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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 10+
Cultural themes enrich thought-provoking saga.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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The Maldonado Miracle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
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The Great Poochini Book Poster Image
age 5+
Pun-filled, engaging adventure.
By Gary Clement
(1999)
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Voyage of the Frog Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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The Cricket in Times Square Book Poster Image
age 9+
Absorbing tale of a very talented cricket.
By George Selden
(1960)
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Curious George Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Michievous monkey's antics will have kids laughing.
By H. A. Rey
(1973)
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Jumping Off to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 11+
Young adult fiction about life in Cuba.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
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Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
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Kenny's Window Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Challenging book makes readers think.
By Maurice Sendak
(1956)
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Far North Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Popular adventure-survival book kids love.
By Will Hobbs
(1996)
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Holes Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A clever, suspenseful mystery in series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The least subtle book thus far in the series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Book Poster Image
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
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