Book Reviews

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age 2+
 
Cozy, nostalgic look at the classic elements of the season.
By Alison Jay
(2012)
age 3+
 
Bunny sees victory in finding eggs herself in sweet tale.
By Michael B. Kaplan
(2015)
age 4+
 
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
By Alison McGhee
(2014)
age 8+
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
age 8+
 
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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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+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
age 9+
 
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 10+
 
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Twins with deep bond grow apart in funny, thoughtful story.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2012)
age 10+
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
age 10+
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)

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