Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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age 3+
 
Detailed, funny illustrations show what zoo animals do.
By Heather Brown
(2012)
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age 4+
 
Tale about patience is perfect for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2003)
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age 2+
 
Unassuming tale offers Zen-like approach to frustration.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2002)
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age 2+
 
Delightful, sweet story celebrates independence.
By Kathy Stinson
(2011)
age 3+
 
Lively monkey sequel promotes reading, bedtime fun.
By Eileen Christelow
(2011)
age 2+
 
Cute rhyming book shows how to be a friend.
By Sandra Boynton
(1982)
age 2+
 
Sweet, silly board book makes bedtime fun and cozy.
By Sandra Boynton
(1982)
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age 2+
 
Cute pictures, rhymes in fun parent-child love poem.
By Sandra Boynton
(2003)
age 2+
 
Funny book teaches little ones about feelings.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
age 14+
 
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
age 16+
 
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
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age 2+
 
Funny things happen with a sheep behind the wheel.
By Nancy Shaw
(1988)
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age 12+
 
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
By Taye Diggs
(2011)

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