Book Reviews

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)
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Hurt Go Happy Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
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Jazz on a Saturday Night Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.
By Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
(2007)
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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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Frannie in Pieces Book Poster Image
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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Touching Snow Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
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Magid Fasts for Ramadan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
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The Nanny Diaries Book Poster Image
age 16+
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
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Not Afraid of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
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When Heaven Fell Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
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The Pull of the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
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Aggie and Ben: Three Stories Book Poster Image
age 5+
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
By Lori Ries
(2006)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Framed Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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Part of Me: Stories of a Louisiana Family Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
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The Hello, Goodbye Window Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
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Becoming Naomi Leon Book Poster Image
age 9+
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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The Tequila Worm Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving tale of Latina going to white boarding school.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
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A Certain Small Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
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