Book Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A cautionary tale about a kid who watches too much TV. (Spoiler alert: It'll make you want to turn off the tube!)
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By James Proimos
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
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An overweight teen struggles to fit in with the popular girls, but learns to value herself for who she is.
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By Erica S. Perl
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
As the heroine struggles with losing her sister and falling in love, her narration remains honest and poetic.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
By following a father-daughter relationship, this book may have special appeal for a child whose parent has been away.
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By Lois Lowry
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
This prep-school story has lots of racy content -- but is hard to put down.
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By Sarah Miller
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A troubled boy learns to change in this gritty novel about second chances, forgiveness, and finding your passion.
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By Kate Thompson
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Through foibles, failings, and falling in love, teens are sure to relate to neurotic-but-lovable Ruby.
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By E. Lockhart
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Here's a book that celebrates words for words' sake, encouraging reading comprehension through context.
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By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A mouthy British teen is full of ambition. This is a story about growing up without forgetting where you came from.
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By Grace Dent
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
The story of a boy fitting into a blended family shows how people from different backgrounds can learn to live together.
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By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
In this sensitive portrayal of grief and loss, a boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2004)