Book Reviews

Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
Ramona the Pest Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Ramona tale helps young kids build empathy.
By Beverly Cleary
(1992)
Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
The Face on the Milk Carton Book Poster Image
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
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)
Good Night, Mr. Tom Book Poster Image
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
Whatever Happened to Janie? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
Little House in the Big Woods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
Miles to Go Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)
If I Stay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)