Book Reviews

A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
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All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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The Library Card Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
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Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
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Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
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Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Book Poster Image
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
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8 Plus 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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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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Horton Hatches the Egg Book Poster Image
age 4+
Integrity is rewarded in poignant, funny tale.
By Dr. Seuss
(1940)
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Rocking Horse Land: And Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys Book Poster Image
age 6+
Six stories about toys that come to life.
By Naomi Lewis
(2000)
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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 Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
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What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
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My Thirteenth Winter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
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Three Little Words: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
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