Book Reviews

Bink & Gollie: Two for One Book Poster Image
age 6+
Friendship strengthens in fun, tender graphic novel sequel.
By Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
(2012)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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The Year of the Book: Anna Wang, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
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Cinderella Smith: The More the Merrier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
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Friends with Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
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Every You, Every Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
By David Levithan
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Megan Kelley Hall, Carrie Jones
(2011)
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The Hot List Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
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Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Book Poster Image
age 9+
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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Black Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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Bink & Gollie Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
(2010)
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My Antonia Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
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Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
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I'm the Best Book Poster Image
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age 2+
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
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The Baby-Sitters Club: The Summer Before Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
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Cat the Cat, Who Is That? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
By Mo Willems
(2010)
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The Schwa Was Here Book Poster Image
age 10+
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
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Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
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