Book Reviews

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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)
age 11+
Adults may enjoy this poetic nostalgia trip more.
By Polly Horvath
(2008)
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age 14+
Poignant story about a car accident's aftermath.
By Marthe Jocelyn
(2008)
age 8+
A fun young heroine reminiscent of Ramona Quimby.
By Nancy Viau
(2008)
age 4+
Empowering words, spectacular artwork, stupendous concepts.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
age 7+
Energetic story of family, change; great for young readers.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
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age 15+
Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
By Matt de la Pena
(2008)
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
age 11+
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
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age 9+
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
By Yeardley Smith
(2009)
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age 12+
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
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age 9+
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
By Hilary McKay
(2008)
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)

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