Book Reviews

age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
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age 14+
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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 6+
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
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 2+
Vibrant counting book doubles as a field guide.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(2011)
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
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Moo
age 2+
Cute interactive book about fuzzy and furry farm animals.
By Matthew Van Fleet
(2011)
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
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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 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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age 8+
Gorilla's tale not as compelling as others in series.
By Isabella Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu
(2008)

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