Book Reviews

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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A Bear Called Paddington Book Poster Image
age 6+
Delightful classic about a bear adopted by a London family.
By Michael Bond
(1958)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Malcolm at Midnight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
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Every Day Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
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Survivors: The Empty City Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's Book Poster Image
age 8+
Leisurely small-town comedy of homing pigeon on the lam.
By Barbara O'Connor
(2012)
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Not Exactly a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 13+
An obscene call sparks an offbeat, heartfelt teen romance.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2012)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Book of Broken Hearts Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen fights for forbidden love in sweet romance.
By Sarah Ockler
(2013)
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National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
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The Promise of Amazing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Quiet girl tangles with bad boy in light teen romance.
By Robin Constantine
(2013)
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Extraordinary Jane Book Poster Image
age 3+
Dog gains self-acceptance in visually stunning circus story.
By Hannah E. Harrison
(2014)
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Side Effects May Vary Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mean girl with cancer matures in complicated romance.
By Julie Murphy
(2014)
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The Treatment: The Program, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fast thriller turns into fairly tame adventure-romance.
By Suzanne Young
(2014)
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What I Thought Was True Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sentimental romance perfect for teen summer beach reading.
By Huntley Fitzpatrick
(2014)
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Say What You Will Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling misfits, touching romance, mature themes.
By Cammie McGovern
(2014)
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Sinner Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Captivating L.A. romance about a werewolf and a fashionista.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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On the Fence Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet romance takes sporty teen out of her comfort zone.
By Kasie West
(2014)
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Guy in Real Life Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet, utterly believable romance/fantasy explores identity.
By Steve Brezenoff
(2014)
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