Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 9+
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
age 12+
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 15+
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 11+
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
age 4+
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
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age 6+
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
By William Mayne
(1997)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
age 7+
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
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age 10+
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)

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