Book Reviews

Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
Castle: Medieval Days and Knights Book Poster Image
age 7+
Lots of information packed into appealing pop-up.
By Kyle Olmon
(2006)
Mill Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Learn how, where, and why a mill worked.
By David Macaulay
(2000)
Wringer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
I Am the Cheese Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
Whirligig Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
Harry Sue Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2007)
Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
Imogene's Last Stand Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tenacious girl fights to preserve her historical society.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
Purple Heart Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Masterful retelling captures magic, mystery of moon mission.
By Brian Floca
(2009)
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
By Don Brown
(2011)
The Mighty Miss Malone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
Lincoln's Grave Robbers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)

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