Book Reviews

AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Cozy, nostalgic look at the classic elements of the season.
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By Alison Jay
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
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By Alison McGhee
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
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By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
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By Annika Thor
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
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By Peter Johnson
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Twins with deep bond grow apart in funny, thoughtful story.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
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By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moose's ties to Al Capone deepen in engaging sequel.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2009)

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