Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
By Fred Hiatt
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
age 3+
 
Adorable monkey livens up a hospital stay.
By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
(1966)
age 5+
 
Hilarious dinosaur tale teaches kids about tantrums.
By Hudson Talbott
(1989)
age 4+
 
Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2009)
age 4+
 
Lottie shows what's fun about the library in vibrant sequel.
By Angela Johnson
(2013)
age 10+
 
Young king faces pirates, thieves in swashbuckling sequel.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2013)
age 7+
 
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
age 7+
 
Girls start a newspaper in fun, mischievous adventure.
By Annie Barrows
(2011)
age 3+
 
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Shipwrecked tweens unite in adventure by Survivor host.
By Chris Tebbetts, Jeff Probst
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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age 16+
 
Poetic, ecstatic, debauched novel that changed literature.
By Jack Kerouac
(1957)
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age 9+
 
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
(2003)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 10+
 
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
age 10+
 
Brave heroine faces danger with help of magic and friends.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2012)
age 9+
 
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)

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