Book Reviews

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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Mixed Me! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy embraces his uniqueness in exuberant identity tale.
By Taye Diggs
(2015)
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45 Pounds (More or Less) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Painful, relatable look at teen's family and diet struggles.
By K.A. Barson
(2013)
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Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
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It's So Amazing! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Only parents know when it's time for this book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2004)
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Fat Cat Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Girl-geek makeover tale with a great healthy eating message.
By Robin Brande
(2009)
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Thinandbeautiful.com Book Poster Image
age 14+
Eating disorder read is a great conversation starter.
By Liane Shaw
(2009)
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It's Not the Stork! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Curious kids will appreciate the honest facts-of-life book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2006)
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Wintergirls Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Disturbing, lauded eating disorder read; discuss with teens.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2009)
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Purge Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Eating disorder recovery tale is raw and honest.
By Sarah Darer Littman
(2009)
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Tales from Outer Suburbia Book Poster Image
age 10+
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
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What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
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Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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Sing a Song of Tuna Fish: Hard-to-Swallow Stories from Fifth Grade Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
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The Library Card Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
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All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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