Book Reviews

Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
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Amelia's Family Ties Book Poster Image
age 9+
Realistic treatment of subject of divorce.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
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Don't Need Friends Book Poster Image
age 4+
Undeniably sweet tale avoids being saccharine.
By Carolyn Crimi
(1999)
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My Friend Bear Book Poster Image
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age 2+
A great book about making friends.
By Jez Alborough
(1998)
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Yo! Yes? Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lends itself to dramatizing with children.
By Chris Raschka
(1993)
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The Rusty, Trusty Tractor Book Poster Image
age 4+
A charming tale of friendship and loyalty.
By Joy Cowley
(1999)
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The View From Saturday Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
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Freak the Mighty Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)
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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Book Poster Image
age 4+
The ever-ingratiating Lyle charms again.
By Bernard Waber
(1987)
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Ira Says Goodbye Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Best for children dealing with moves.
By Bernard Waber
(1988)
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Dial L for Loser: A Clique Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tween book is S for superficial, C for catty.
By Lisi Harrison
(2006)
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Both Sides of Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fast-moving pulp fiction.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1995)
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Donutheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving, loving portrait of a neurotic boy.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2006)
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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
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The Giving Tree Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Classic, sensitive parable about selflessness.
By Shel Silverstein
(1964)
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Beacon Street Girls: Worst Enemies/Best Friends Book Poster Image
age 9+
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
By Annie Bryant
(2007)
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l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Book Poster Image
age 4+
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
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George and Martha Book Poster Image
age 4+
Solid, simple stories offer lessons in behavior.
By James Marshall
(1972)
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English Roses: Too Good to Be True Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
By Madonna
(2006)
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