Book Reviews

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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 11+
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
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age 7+
 
Encyclopedic view of colorful, intriguing animals.
By Steve Jenkins
(2007)
age 11+
 
Sometimes intriguing, sometimes unhelpful.
By Kathy Wollard
(1999)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
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age 10+
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
age 13+
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
age 4+
 
Curious kids find answers in fun science book.
By Janice Lobb
(2000)
age 11+
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
age 4+
 
Bright artwork captures many dinosaur particulars.
By Carol Diggory Shields
(2000)
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age 6+
 
A visually stunning introduction to the sun.
By Seymour Simon
(1986)
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age 6+
 
Photos capture water's beauty and complexity.
By Walter Wick
(1996)

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