Book Reviews

age 14+
A standard plot strengthened by sisterly bonds.
By Aimee Friedman
(2008)
age 11+
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
By Maria Padian
(2008)
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
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age 13+
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
age 9+
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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age 9+
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
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age 5+
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
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age 14+
Teens face violence, racism on a road trip to redemption.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2008)
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
age 6+
Wild and crazy alphabet humor best for older kids.
By Steve Martin
(2007)
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age 15+
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
age 8+
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
age 16+
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
age 4+
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
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age 8+
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
age 5+
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
By Lori Ries
(2006)
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)

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