Book Reviews

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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The Popularity Papers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
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The Lion and the Mouse Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
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This Means War Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
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The Duchess of Whimsy Book Poster Image
age 5+
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
By Randall de Seve
(2009)
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Stitches: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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Love Is the Higher Law Book Poster Image
age 14+
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
By David Levithan
(2009)
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The Yellow Tutu Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
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Markus and the Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
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Best Friends Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
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Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
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The Dunderheads Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Teamwork trumps an evil teacher; too scary for preschoolers.
By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
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The Kind of Friends We Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 10+
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
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Miles to Go Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)
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