Book Reviews

26 Fairmount Avenue Book Poster Image
age 6+
Amusing tales from author's childhood.
By Tomie dePaola
(1999)
Getting Near to Baby Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moving story of grief and recovery.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(1999)
The Great Gilly Hopkins Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brash foster-kid tale a great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kid-friendly language and funny illustrations.
By Judith Viorst
(1995)
Julius, Baby of the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids with siblings will enjoy Lilly's escapades.
By Kevin Henkes
(1990)
The Long Silk Strand: A Grandmother's Legacy to Her Granddaughter Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(1995)
The Ashwater Experiment Book Poster Image
age 9+
A sharp take on junior high relationships.
By Amy Goldman Koss
(1999)
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)
Ballet Shoes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Performing arts school tale great for kids who dance or act.
By Noel Streatfeild
(1993)
Goodbye House Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Young bear bids farewell to the old home.
By Frank Asch
(1986)
The Royal Bee Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Some kids will enjoy the quiet mood.
By Frances Park
(2000)
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)
The Glory Field Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
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)
Frederick Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Heartwarming story of mouse with a kind spirit.
By Leo Lionni
(1987)
Grandad's Prayer of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story offers opportunities for discussion.
By Douglas Wood
(1999)
The Puppy Sister Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
Can You Do This, Old Badger? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Message may bore children.
By Eve Bunting
(2000)
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Simple story isn't quite right for target audience.
By Mem Fox
(2000)

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