Book Reviews

Blueberries for Sal Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle story keeps preschoolers absorbed.
By Robert McCloskey
(1969)
Spinky Sulks Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gets inside sulking 8-year-old's head.
By William Steig
(2000)
Bedtime for Frances Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids can empathize with bedtime troubles.
By Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban
(1900)
Good Night, Mr. Tom Book Poster Image
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
Step by Wicked Step: A Novel Book Poster Image
age 11+
Honest portrayal will appeal to kids.
By Anne Fine
(1996)
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move Book Poster Image
age 4+
Parents and kids appreciate spunky Alexander.
By Judith Viorst
(1995)
The Voice on the Radio Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
Alida's Song Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
Whatever Happened to Janie? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
Guess How Much I Love You Book Poster Image
age 2+
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(1996)
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)
Clifford the Big Red Dog Book Poster Image
age 4+
After 35 years, Clifford hasn't lost his appeal.
By Norman Bridwell
(1969)
Not Afraid of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
Replay Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
Becoming Naomi Leon Book Poster Image
age 9+
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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)
A Certain Small Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
The Hello, Goodbye Window Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
The Nanny Diaries Book Poster Image
age 16+
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)

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