Book Reviews

age 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 9+
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
age 4+
 
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
age 9+
 
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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age 15+
 
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Anonymous
(1971)
age 6+
 
Mildly charming but unspectacular book.
By Edith Baer
(1992)
age 13+
 
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
age 3+
 
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
age 13+
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
age 2+
 
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
age 10+
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
age 10+
 
Funny, affecting memoir of growing up crazy for comics.
By Jimmy Gownley
(2014)
age 4+
 
Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.
By Keith Richards
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 10+
 
Vivid recollections of a teen girl in the Selma march.
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley
(2015)
age 8+
 
More pep talks, positivity, substance from fun YouTube star.
By Robby Novak, Brad Montague
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)

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