Book Reviews

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age 8+
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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age 12+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
age 3+
Bold, beautiful book is sure to fire up kids’ creativity.
By Eric Carle
(2011)
age 9+
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
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age 8+
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
By Judy Blume
(2002)
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age 8+
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
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age 8+
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
age 9+
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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age 4+
Award-winning picture book illustrates the creative process.
By David Wiesner
(2010)
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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age 4+
Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.
By James Proimos
(2010)
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age 5+
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
age 8+
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
By Amy Hest
(2007)
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
age 9+
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
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age 7+
Tender father-daughter tale is best for school-aged kids.
By Lois Lowry
(2009)
age 10+
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
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age 14+
Mystery, not misery, at heart of this dead teen narrative.
By Amy Huntley
(2009)

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