Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
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By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
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By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
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By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational memoir of Little League history maker.
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By Mo'ne Davis, Hilary Beard
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
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By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
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By Cece Bell
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
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By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
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By Keith Richards
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)

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