Book Reviews

The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
M Is for Music Book Poster Image
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age 4+
For the child who loves music, this is a must.
By Kathleen Krull
(2003)
The Slave Dancer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
By Paula Fox
(2004)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
Ghosts I Have Been Book Poster Image
age 9+
Peck combines shivery horror with slapstick humor.
By Richard Peck
(1977)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
Fallen Angels Book Poster Image
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age 15+
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
Morning Girl Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Lyrical historical fiction with a knockout punch.
By Michael Dorris
(1992)
Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brave girl helps smuggle Jewish friends to safety.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara Book Poster Image
age 5+
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
The Arrival Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)
On the Wings of Heroes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, poignant life on home front during WWII.
By Richard Peck
(2007)
Henry's Freedom Box Book Poster Image
age 5+
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
By Ellen Levine
(2008)
Jazz on a Saturday Night Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids will groove to this toe-tapping treasure.
By Leo & Diane Dillon
(2007)
Copper Sun Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)

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