Book Reviews

AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
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By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teens face violence, racism on a road trip to redemption.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2008)
AGE
11
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Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
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By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.
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By Leo & Diane Dillon
(2007)
AGE
10
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Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
AGE
12
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Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
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By Delia Ephron
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
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By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
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By Mary Matthews
(2000)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
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By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
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By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
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By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
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By Lori Ries
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
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By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
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By Norton Juster
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving portrait of Mexican-American life.
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By Viola Canales
(2006)

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