Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
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By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
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By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful, lyrical writing makes this gut-wrenching story of a grief-stricken teen runaway worth the journey.
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By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
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By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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
15
QUALITY
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
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By Toni Morrison
(1970)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
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By Richard Wright
(1940)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
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By Mark Twain
(1876)
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
12
QUALITY
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
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By Harper Lee
(1960)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
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By Lewis Carroll
(1865)