Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
csm_book
By Willa Cather
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
csm_book
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
csm_book
By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
csm_book
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
csm_book
By Mo Willems
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
csm_book
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
csm_book
By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
csm_book
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
csm_book
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boys will be boys? This book explores what happens when kids don't fit neatly into prescribed gender roles.
csm_book
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
csm_book
By Randall de Seve
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
csm_book
By David Small
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
csm_book
By David Levithan
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
csm_book
By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
csm_book
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
For everyone who's had a beloved friend move away (including grown-ups), this comforting story will help you cope.
csm_book
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
csm_book
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Students turn the tables on an evil teacher, proving that even "dunderheads" can get ahead.
csm_book
By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
csm_book
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
csm_book
By Hilary Liftin, Miley Cyrus
(2009)

Pages