Book Reviews

A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
The Witch's Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Rumplestiltskin revealed! Why he did what he did.
By Michael Gruber
(2005)
Time Cat: The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth Book Poster Image
age 8+
A cat takes a boy back through time.
By Lloyd Alexander
(2005)
Princess Smartypants Book Poster Image
age 4+
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)
Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
The Ugly Duckling Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Book Poster Image
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
Rapunzel Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
Catherine and Laurence Anholt's Big Book of Families Book Poster Image
age 4+
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
Simeon's Gift Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
Ella Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
Into the Woods Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
By Lyn Gardner
(2007)
Snoring Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fairytale too raucous and silly for sleepy time.
By Bruce Hale
(2008)
My Thirteenth Winter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
Three Little Words: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)

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