Book Reviews

age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
age 14+
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
age 13+
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
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age 8+
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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age 14+
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
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age 12+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
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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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age 10+
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
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age 12+
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
age 9+
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
age 9+
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
age 14+
Inauthentic story explores mental illness, Internet rumors.
By Janet Ruth Young
(2011)
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age 8+
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
By Judy Blume
(2002)
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age 8+
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
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age 8+
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
age 9+
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 9+
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)

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