Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
9
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Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
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By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
AGE
9
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A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
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By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
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By Sharon Creech
(2004)
AGE
6
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Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
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By Megan McDonald
(2004)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
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By Megan McDonald
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Insect allegory might be too slow for most kids.
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By Soinbhe Lally
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
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By Andrew Clements
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charlie believes a raven can cure his grandfather.
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By Jean Craighead George
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
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By Tony Abbott
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
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By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
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By Andrew Clements
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
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By Francine Prose
(2007)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
An edifying blend of learning and entertainment.
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By Deni Brown
(1998)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Humorous explanation of ladybug's life cycle.
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By Judy Allen
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids learn science by pretending they're snails.
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By Judy Allen
(2000)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Spectacular photos fascinate kids.
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By Nic Bishop
(1997)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
All kids wanted to know about man's best friend.
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By Amanda O'Neill
(1999)

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