Book Reviews

age 8+
Exciting post-disaster dog fantasy best for fans of series.
By Erin Hunter
(2015)
age 8+
Sweetness, positive messages galore in brave-rat sequel.
By W.H. Beck
(2015)
age 8+
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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age 8+
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 6+
Lots of laughs on the farm in fun, silly chicken tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
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age 5+
Funny story of bear searching for cub boasts detailed art.
By Benjamin Chaud
(2013)
age 4+
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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age 8+
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
age 8+
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 5+
Funny, silly pig story great for early readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2005)
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)