Book Reviews

age 13+
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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age 9+
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
age 14+
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
age 12+
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
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age 14+
Heartfelt, realistic depiction of teen going through a loss.
By Deb Caletti
(2014)
age 12+
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
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age 14+
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
age 9+
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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age 14+
Teen spy falls for her mark in far-fetched but fun romance.
By Robin Benway
(2013)
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)