Book Reviews

age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 6+
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 12+
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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age 8+
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
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age 10+
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 8+
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
age 8+
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
age 9+
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
age 6+
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 6+
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)

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