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)
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
age 6+
Mildly charming but unspectacular book.
By Edith Baer
(1992)
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)
age 16+
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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 Megan Kelley Hall, Carrie Jones
(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)

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