Book Reviews

Remembering Mrs. Rossi Book Poster Image
age 8+
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
By Amy Hest
(2007)
One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
Heart of a Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 9+
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
Crow Call Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Tender father-daughter tale is best for school-aged kids.
By Lois Lowry
(2009)
Eidi: The Children of Crow Cove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
The Everafter Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mystery, not misery, at heart of this dead teen narrative.
By Amy Huntley
(2009)
Wild Girl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)
Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
King of the Screwups Book Poster Image
age 14+
Enchanting stereotype-bending novel; teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2009)
The Beef Princess of Practical County Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving, nontraditional farm story with heartland values.
By Michelle Houts
(2009)
City Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
AIDS orphan adjusts to the country life in Malawi.
By Jan Michael
(2009)
If I Stay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
Sassy Series Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, family-oriented series for young grade-schoolers.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2009)
Forever Rose Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
By Hilary McKay
(2008)
Secret Keeper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
I, Lorelei Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
Ways to Live Forever Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
Waiting for Normal Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
Mexican Whiteboy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
By Matt de la Pena
(2008)
Piper Reed: Navy Brat Book Poster Image
age 7+
Energetic story of family, change; great for young readers.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)

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