Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 8+
 
Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
age 7+
 
Funny, clever dog-next-door mystery good for early readers.
By Doreen Cronin
(2012)
age 8+
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
age 14+
 
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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age 14+
 
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
age 17+
 
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
By Ken Kesey
(2002)
age 9+
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
age 2+
 
Vibrant counting book doubles as a field guide.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(2011)
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Moo
age 2+
 
Cute interactive book about fuzzy and furry farm animals.
By Matthew Van Fleet
(2011)
age 14+
 
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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age 16+
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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age 9+
 
Tender tween tale of endangered wildlife, friend's death.
By Gill Lewis
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Tender true tale of a pig being raised by a dog family.
By Johanna Kerby
(2010)
age 16+
 
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
By Margaret Atwood
(1985)
age 12+
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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age 13+
 
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
age 12+
 
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
age 14+
 
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)

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