Book Reviews

Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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A Child's Calendar Book Poster Image
age 4+
Traditional pastimes are linked to the 12 months.
By John Updike
(1999)
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Bear About Town Book Poster Image
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age 2+
This bear enjoys walks and greeting friends.
By Stella Blackstone
(2000)
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A Little Pigeon Toad Book Poster Image
age 4+
Tongue-in-cheek tale might misjudge its audience.
By Fred Gwynne
(1990)
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A Chocolate Moose for Dinner Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun read puts silly language in the spotlight.
By Fred Gwynne
(2000)
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The King Who Rained Book Poster Image
age 4+
Pokes gentle fun at an idioms and homonyms.
By Fred Gwynne
(2000)
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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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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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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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A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
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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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Little House in the Big Woods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
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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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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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Miles to Go Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)
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Stitches: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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Black Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Megan Kelley Hall, Carrie Jones
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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