Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
age 9+
 
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
age 10+
 
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
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age 11+
 
Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.
By Richard Adams
(1972)
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age 9+
 
In taut, unforgettable drama, nothing is simple.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1991)
age 9+
 
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
age 9+
 
Insect allegory might be too slow for most kids.
By Soinbhe Lally
(2004)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 2+
 
An edifying blend of learning and entertainment.
By Deni Brown
(1998)
age 6+
 
Spectacular photos fascinate kids.
By Nic Bishop
(1997)
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age 6+
 
All kids wanted to know about man's best friend.
By Amanda O'Neill
(1999)
age 9+
 
Gripping, first-rate storytelling.
By Jennifer Owings Dewey
(1997)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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age 4+
 
The real and surreal blur in award-winning book.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1981)
age 4+
 
Humorous explanation of ladybug's life cycle.
By Judy Allen
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Kids learn science by pretending they're snails.
By Judy Allen
(2000)
age 9+
 
A must for every horse-lover's library.
By Marguerite Henry
(1947)

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