Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
age 16+
 
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
age 14+
 
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
age 9+
 
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
age 12+
 
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 14+
 
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
age 9+
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
age 13+
 
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
age 3+
 
Lively monkey sequel promotes reading, bedtime fun.
By Eileen Christelow
(2011)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
age 10+
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 10+
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)

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