Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 6+
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
age 4+
 
Sweet, silly zombie family tale full of ghoulish giggles.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2014)
age 6+
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(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 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
By Hilary McKay
(2008)
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age 8+
 
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
age 7+
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Poignant story about a car accident's aftermath.
By Marthe Jocelyn
(2008)

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