Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
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By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
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By Randall de Seve
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
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By Alice Sebold
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
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By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
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By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
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By Mo Willems
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
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By Ron Koertge
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty retelling of Shakespeare tale for older teens.
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By Mal Peet
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
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By Abby McDonald
(2010)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
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By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
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By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
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By David Levithan
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
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By Amy Tan
(1989)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
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By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
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By Shana Burg
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Friendship strengthens in fun, tender graphic novel sequel.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2012)

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