Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Beautiful, joyful peek at family in the wild.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
age 6+
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 6+
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 4+
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
age 6+
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
age 8+
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
age 10+
 
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
age 8+
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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age 8+
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)

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