Book Reviews

Big Words for Little People Book Poster Image
age 4+
Empowering words, spectacular artwork, stupendous concepts.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head Book Poster Image
age 8+
A fun young heroine reminiscent of Ramona Quimby.
By Nancy Viau
(2008)
Would You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant story about a car accident's aftermath.
By Marthe Jocelyn
(2008)
Mail Harry to the Moon! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Humorous take on a big sibling's jealous feelings.
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
Let's Eat!/A Comer! Book Poster Image
age 3+
English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.
By Pat Mora
(2008)
My One Hundred Adventures Book Poster Image
age 11+
Adults may enjoy this poetic nostalgia trip more.
By Polly Horvath
(2008)
Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One Book Poster Image
age 5+
Classic picture book revamped for new readers.
By Judy Blume
(2008)
Julian Rodriguez, Episode One: Trash Crisis on Earth Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fans of Wimpy Kid will enjoy this one, too.
By Alexander Stadler
(2008)
Wish You Were Here Book Poster Image
age 12+
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
By Catherine Clark
(2008)
The Year My Sister Got Lucky Book Poster Image
age 14+
A standard plot strengthened by sisterly bonds.
By Aimee Friedman
(2008)
Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
By Maria Padian
(2008)
Imaginary Enemy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
Outside Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
Love Me Tender Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
Oh, Brother! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens face violence, racism on a road trip to redemption.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2008)
Hurt Go Happy Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
Jazz on a Saturday Night Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.
By Leo & Diane Dillon
(2007)
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)

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