Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Fun, family-oriented series for middle schoolers.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2009)
age 6+
 
The sea floor comes to life in this visual book of facts.
By Steve Jenkins
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
By Hilary McKay
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
age 11+
 
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
age 9+
 
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
By Matt de la Pena
(2008)
age 7+
 
Energetic story of family, change; great for young readers.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
age 4+
 
Explore nature's patterns and shapes with preschoolers.
By Betsy Franco
(2008)
age 4+
 
Empowering words, spectacular artwork, stupendous concepts.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 6+
 
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
age 8+
 
A fun young heroine reminiscent of Ramona Quimby.
By Nancy Viau
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Poignant story about a car accident's aftermath.
By Marthe Jocelyn
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Humorous tale questions the value of loyalty.
By Tor Seidler
(2008)
age 4+
 
Humorous take on a big sibling's jealous feelings.
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
age 3+
 
English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.
By Pat Mora
(2008)
age 11+
 
Adults may enjoy this poetic nostalgia trip more.
By Polly Horvath
(2008)

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