Book Reviews

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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
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age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
age 4+
Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.
By Harry Allard
(1977)
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
age 8+
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)

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