Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
age 14+
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 14+
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 9+
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
age 12+
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 15+
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
age 11+
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
age 9+
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
age 11+
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
age 13+
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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age 6+
 
Kids will love this spectacular illustrated book.
By Graeme Base
(1986)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)

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