Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
10
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Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
13
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Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
4
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One of the best collections of poetry ever.
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By Jack Prelutsky
(1997)
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
5
QUALITY
 
Classic will be the most dog-eared on your shelf.
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By Jack Prelutsky
(1983)
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
 
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
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By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
AGE
14
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Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
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By Langston Hughes
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
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By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
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By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
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By Shel Silverstein
(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)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
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By Shel Silverstein
(2004)

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