Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal