Book Reviews

AGE
6
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Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable tale.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly zombie family tale full of ghoulish giggles.
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By Kelly DiPucchio
(2014)
AGE
8
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Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
10
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Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
3
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Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
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By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
AGE
9
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Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
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By Sharon Creech
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
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By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
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By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
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By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
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By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
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By Erin Hunter
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced, witty story of classroom rat who must prove his merit and valor is a captivating mystery adventure.
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By W.H. Beck
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
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By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
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By Michael Bond
(1958)
AGE
9
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Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)