Book Reviews

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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 10+
 
Cultural themes enrich thought-provoking saga.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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age 9+
 
This glittering work reaches across boundaries.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1997)
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age 10+
 
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
age 6+
 
A joyous collection of poetry about fathers.
By Javaka Steptoe
(2000)
age 6+
 
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
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age 5+
 
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
age 6+
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
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age 5+
 
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
age 7+
 
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
age 6+
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
age 10+
 
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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age 10+
 
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
By Clare Vanderpool
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Sympathetic characters anchor over-the-top disaster drama.
By Matt de la Pena
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pedal-to-the-metal graphic novel celebrates Latino culture.
By Cathy Camper
(2014)

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