Book Reviews

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic story of teen schizophrenic still engages.
By Joanne Greenberg
(1964)
Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
Boy: Tales of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
By Roald Dahl
(1984)
Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
By Judy Blume
(1970)
Happy Birthday to You! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
If You Only Knew Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
Multiple Choice Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong depiction of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
By Janet Tashjian
(1999)
Sweet Fifteen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
Beni's First Chanukah Book Poster Image
age 4+
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
Speak Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sympathetic, realistic portrait of boy with ADHD.
By Jack Gantos
(1998)
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
Eloise at Christmastime Book Poster Image
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
Madeline's Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
Felix's Christmas Around the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Felix writes to Santa, goes on another adventure.
By Annette Langen
(1998)
Shiva's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 13+
An introduction to India's complex social system.
By Suzanne Fisher Staples
(2000)

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