Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
age 4+
 
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Aid-worker family races to safety ahead of war.
By L. S. Matthews
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
age 4+
 
Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
By Helen Recorvits
(2006)
age 4+
 
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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age 7+
 
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
By Wendy Orr
(2001)
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age 4+
 
A tale of hope to treasure.
By Sarah Stewart
(1997)
age 10+
 
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
age 5+
 
Pun-filled, engaging adventure.
By Gary Clement
(1999)
age 9+
 
A clever story and evocative writing.
By Sheila Burnford
(1961)
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age 11+
 
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
age 10+
 
Cultural themes enrich thought-provoking saga.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
age 4+
 
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 9+
 
A clever, suspenseful mystery in series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 9+
 
The least subtle book thus far in the series.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 4+
 
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
age 5+
 
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
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age 13+
 
Popular adventure-survival book kids love.
By Will Hobbs
(1996)

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