Book Reviews

age 12+
Gripping story of Mexican boy who migrates to U.S. alone.
By Theodore Taylor
(2003)
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age 9+
Aid-worker family races to safety ahead of war.
By L. S. Matthews
(2004)
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age 9+
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
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age 7+
Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
By Wendy Orr
(2001)
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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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 5+
Pun-filled, engaging adventure.
By Gary Clement
(1999)
age 9+
A clever story and evocative writing.
By Sheila Burnford
(1961)
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
age 10+
Cultural themes enrich thought-provoking saga.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
age 9+
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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)
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age 13+
Popular adventure-survival book kids love.
By Will Hobbs
(1996)
age 11+
Young adult fiction about life in Cuba.
By Anilu Bernardo
(1996)
age 6+
Amelia Earhart & Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 flight.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(1999)
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age 9+
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
By Anne Holm
(1969)
age 11+
Harrowing adventure good for reluctant readers.
By Gary Paulsen
(1989)
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age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)

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