Book Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
10
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Richly imagined early Earth history can inspire kids to think about their place in the world. 
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
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"You're not my friend anymore" stings. Preschoolers learn how important friends really are.
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By Carolyn Crimi
(1999)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
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If your teen likes realism, this ripped-from-the-headlines case of mistaken identity will be impossible to put down.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
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The protagonist doesn't make an expected transformation -- but teens still learn cost of addiction.
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By Tim Tharp
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Students turn the tables on an evil teacher, proving that even "dunderheads" can get ahead.
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By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
For everyone who's had a beloved friend move away (including grown-ups), this comforting story will help you cope.
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By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
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Boys will be boys? This book explores what happens when kids don't fit neatly into prescribed gender roles.
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By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
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This book will inspire teens to think about big issues, from our media-obsessed culture to the cost of racism.
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By Mal Peet
(2009)