Book Reviews

AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Calms first-day-of-kindergarten fears.
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By Joseph Slate
(1996)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Outcast finds her niche in smart, funny read.
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By Lauren Tarshis
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spirited tap-dancing girl loses her shoe but not her spunk.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
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By Nan Marino
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
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By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
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By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
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
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
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By Hilary McKay
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Gets to the heart of a father-son relationship.
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By Andrew Clements
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Insightful and frank novel explores beauty in America.
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By An Na
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Just the read to jump-start your own book club.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2007)

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