Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
age 9+
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
age 13+
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
age 14+
 
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
age 15+
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
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age 14+
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
age 15+
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
age 10+
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)

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