Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
(2003)
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age 10+
 
Moving story of a horse and boy has anti-war message.
By Michael Morpurgo
(2007)
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age 10+
 
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
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age 12+
 
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Homeless at 12; a poignant read for mature teens.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
age 11+
 
British teen spy saves England in thriller!
By Anthony Horowitz
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
age 9+
 
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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age 10+
 
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
age 10+
 
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)