Book Reviews

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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Yesterday I Had the Blues Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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America the Beautiful Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
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Fish: a Novel Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Aid-worker family races to safety ahead of war.
By L. S. Matthews
(2004)
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Becoming Joe DiMaggio Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)
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The Cay Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message.
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
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Nim's Island Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
By Wendy Orr
(2001)
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Poster Image
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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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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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 Great Poochini Book Poster Image
age 5+
Pun-filled, engaging adventure.
By Gary Clement
(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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Hatchet Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
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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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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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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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It's About Dogs Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.
By Tony Johnston
(2000)
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Colors Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of rhythmic word-jazz poems.
By Ken Nordine
(2000)
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