Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
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By Tom McNeal
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
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By Mo Willems
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
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By Meg Medina
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
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By Nick Lake
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
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By Heather Brewer
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
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By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
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By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)

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