Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
age 10+
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
age 9+
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
age 4+
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
age 10+
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 4+
 
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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age 11+
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)

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