Book Reviews

age 4+
Calms first-day-of-kindergarten fears.
By Joseph Slate
(1996)
age 4+
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
age 6+
Thought-provoking story of tween girl's trip to China.
By Andrea Cheng
(2014)
age 7+
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 8+
Outcast finds her niche in smart, funny read.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2007)
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age 8+
Spirited tap-dancing girl loses her shoe but not her spunk.
By Stephanie Barden
(2011)
age 8+
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
age 8+
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)
age 8+
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
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age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
age 8+
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
age 8+
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)

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