Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Vinson Compestine, Ying Chang Compestine
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Elder's death unites community in sweet historical novel.
By Shelia P. Moses
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Lots of history, little emotional depth in palace intrigue.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
age 11+
 
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
age 9+
 
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
age 6+
 
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
age 10+
 
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
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age 11+
 
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
age 12+
 
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
age 12+
 
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2013)

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