Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Pretty, silly tale of balloon flight by animals.
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By Marjorie Priceman
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving portrait of Mexican-American life.
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By Viola Canales
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
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By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
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By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
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By James VanOosting
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
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By Wilson Rawls
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
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By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
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By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
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By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
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By Todd Strasser
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.
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By Richard Adams
(1972)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
In taut, unforgettable drama, nothing is simple.
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By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1991)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Insect allegory might be too slow for most kids.
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By Soinbhe Lally
(2004)

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