Book Reviews

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 10+
Facts, stats best for kids interested in global issues.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2015)
age 9+
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 13+
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(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 12+
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(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 2+
Cute pictures, rhymes in fun parent-child love poem.
By Sandra Boynton
(2003)
age 2+
Funny book teaches little ones about feelings.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
age 14+
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
age 16+
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
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age 12+
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
age 8+
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
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age 4+
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
By Taye Diggs
(2011)
age 12+
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2008)

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