Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
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By Anne Fine
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
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By Helen Recorvits
(2006)
AGE
11
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A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
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By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
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By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
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By Roni Schotter
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Enchanting, soulful portrait of Santa.
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By Lauren Thompson
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Simple, lyrical, gentle tale of true giving.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Funny Bad Kitty mayhem leads to holiday's true meaning.
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By Nick Bruel
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)

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