Book Reviews

Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
By Maria Padian
(2008)
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Imaginary Enemy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
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Outside Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
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Vasco, Leader of the Tribe Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tale of rodent bravery has intense fight scenes.
By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2007)
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The Quest Begins: Seekers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Slow start to series about talking bears on quest.
By Erin Hunter
(2008)
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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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Love Me Tender Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
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Oh, Brother! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
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Look Behind! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Quirky alphabet tells truths of animal rear ends.
By Lola M. Schaefer, Heather Lynn Miller
(2008)
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The Great American Mousical Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cute adventure for animal and theater lovers.
By Julie Andrews Edwards, Emma Walton Hamilton
(2006)
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Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City Book Poster Image
age 6+
Red-tailed hawk story stirs urban enviro-conflict.
By Janet Schulman
(2008)
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Trouble Book Poster Image
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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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Hurt Go Happy Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
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Vulture View Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rhyme and collage give vultures a new look.
By April Pully Sayre
(2007)
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Dog Book Poster Image
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Dog
age 2+
Pat the puppies, make them move, love them all.
By Matthew Van Fleet
(2007)
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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
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Frannie in Pieces Book Poster Image
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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Touching Snow Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dahl's satisfying Robin Hood tale.
By Roald Dahl
(2007)
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Magid Fasts for Ramadan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
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