Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Thought-provoking story of tween girl's trip to China.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
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By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
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By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
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By Paul Fleischman
(1998)

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