Book Reviews

age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 4+
 
Engaging stories spotlight charming, relatable characters.
By Arnold Lobel
(1970)
age 13+
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
age 11+
 
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 4+
 
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
age 9+
 
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
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age 3+
 
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 14+
 
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
By David Levithan
(2009)
age 3+
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
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age 12+
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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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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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
age 4+
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
age 15+
 
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
age 6+
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)

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