Book Reviews

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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
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age 9+
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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age 10+
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
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age 10+
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
age 7+
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 8+
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 14+
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 9+
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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age 9+
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)

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