Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
age 4+
 
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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age 4+
 
A brilliant piece of children's literature.
By William Steig
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
By Jess Brallier
(2009)
age 9+
 
Meet a crabby 90-year-old heroine kids will love.
By Richard Peck
(2009)
age 8+
 
Smart kids, no violence; great pick for kids new to comics.
By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
age 12+
 
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Emily Buder, Olivia Gardner, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
age 8+
 
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
age 15+
 
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 7+
 
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
By Nick Bruel
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
age 7+
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
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age 4+
 
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
By Bernard Waber
(1975)
age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
age 8+
 
Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.
By Graeme Base
(2007)

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