Book Reviews

age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 9+
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 13+
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
age 10+
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)

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