Book Reviews

Whirligig Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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Simeon's Gift Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
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Harry Sue Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Little Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
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Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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Lips Touch Three Times Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
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Purple Heart Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
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Sylvia Long's Thumbelina Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
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The Man in the Moon: The Guardians of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Giants Beware! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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