Book Reviews

age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 8+
 
Magical storytelling brings African folktales to life.
By Nelson Mandela
(2009)
age 5+
 
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
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age 12+
 
Beautiful folk tale explores good and evil in human nature.
By John Steinbeck
(1993)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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age 5+
 
Heartwarming folk tale teaches kids the joy of sharing.
By Heather Forest
(2005)
age 4+
 
Elegant art makes this anniversary edition a real treasure.
By Jan Brett
(2009)
age 9+
 
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
age 7+
 
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
(2008)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 12+
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)

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