Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
age 13+
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
age 9+
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
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age 16+
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
age 14+
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
age 4+
 
Comical, kid-friendly book has fun with manners.
By Whoopi Goldberg
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 4+
 
Post family helps young kids mind their Ps and Qs.
By Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., Peggy Post
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
age 5+
 
Silly sentences keep kids laughing without pause.
By Lynne Truss
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
age 15+
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
age 9+
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Fast Food Nation for kids is quite meaty.
By Charles Wilson, Eric Schlosser
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
age 15+
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
By Matt Whyman
(2006)

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