Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
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age 9+
 
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Teens face violence, racism on a road trip to redemption.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2008)
age 13+
 
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
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age 5+
 
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
age 16+
 
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
age 12+
 
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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age 11+
 
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
age 9+
 
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
age 11+
 
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
By Maria Padian
(2008)
age 14+
 
A standard plot strengthened by sisterly bonds.
By Aimee Friedman
(2008)
age 12+
 
Scattered, quirky summer vacation drama.
By Catherine Clark
(2008)
age 8+
 
Fans of Wimpy Kid will enjoy this one, too.
By Alexander Stadler
(2008)
age 4+
 
Humorous take on a big sibling's jealous feelings.
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
age 5+
 
Classic picture book revamped for new readers.
By Judy Blume
(2008)
age 3+
 
English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.
By Pat Mora
(2008)

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