Book Reviews

age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
age 16+
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
age 4+
Touching lesson for kids -- and their parents!
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
age 12+
Teen reveals all in blog -- with consequences.
By Susie Day
(2008)
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)
age 10+
Realistic look inside the world of a tween with autism.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2009)
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age 4+
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
By Jess Brallier
(2009)
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age 3+
Darkly comic, empowering take on tackling nighttime fears.
By Dorothee de Monfreid
(2009)
age 16+
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
age 5+
Starry-eyed girl copes with disappointment in sparkly tale.
By Elise Primavera
(2009)
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age 4+
Dad's a really good sport in this fun father-daughter tale.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2010)
age 4+
Dueling tantrums lead to a truce -- and lessons.
By Ellen Weiss
(2010)

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