Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Great novel about the Revolution for older kids.
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By James Lincoln Collier
(1974)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confusing yet compelling tale of racism.
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By Karen Hesse
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
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By Paula Fox
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Makes history exciting for teens.
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By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This historical tale is captivating and memorable.
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By Irene Hunt
(1964)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale set during the Revolutionary War.
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By Sally M. Keehn
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A fresh look at Shakespeare for young readers.
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By Gary Blackwood
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Shakespearean adventure is accessible for tweens.
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By Gary Blackwood
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Peck combines shivery horror with slapstick humor.
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By Richard Peck
(1977)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave girl helps smuggle Jewish friends to safety.
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By Lois Lowry
(1989)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Keeps harshness of Depression mostly at bay.
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By Gwenyth Swain
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Historical verse novel falls flat despite engaging subject.
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By Karen Hesse
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A preposterous but entertaining yarn.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
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By Harold Myra
(1997)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Enslaved girl's courage will engage older kids.
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By Deborah Hopkinson
(1993)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Fascinating historical fiction with graphic sex, violence.
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By Stephen E. Ambrose
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Disturbing book on Holocaust provokes discussion.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)

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