Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Even cats worry about the first day of school.
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By Rob Scotton
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
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By Louise Borden
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A great way to address kids' first-day jitters.
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By Susan Milord
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
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By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brief, action-packed prequel to popular series.
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By Philip Pullman
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
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By Francine Pascal
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
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By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
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By Wendy Orr
(2001)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark Antarctic survival story. Overlong but fascinating.
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By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Author's last is a rousing, delightful adventure.
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By Lloyd Alexander
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
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By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
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By Andrew Clements
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
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By Francine Prose
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
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By Tony Johnston
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
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By Jill Murphy
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
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By Tony Abbott
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)

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