Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
age 4+
 
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
age 7+
 
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
By Jill Murphy
(2007)
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age 9+
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Complex tale of a criminal prodigy is engrossing but dark.
By Catherine Jinks
(2007)
age 4+
 
Jane, the dragon-riding knight, saves the magic.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
age 4+
 
Girl-knight story is predictable but enchanting.
By Martin Baynton
(2007)
age 14+
 
Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.
By Barry Lyga
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Homeless at 12; a poignant read for mature teens.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
age 8+
 
Fun page-turner weaves in some ruby slipper magic.
By Elise Primavera
(2006)
age 11+
 
Intelligent, intense, edge-of-your-seat adventure.
By Joshua Mowll
(2006)
age 5+
 
Impulsive Junie faces Career Day -- early readers.
By Barbara Park
(2006)
age 12+
 
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
age 12+
 
Likable loser tries to save world in action-packed novel.
By Rick Yancey
(2006)
age 12+
 
Exciting but violent -- not for sensitive kids.
By J. V. Hart
(2005)

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