Book Reviews

age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
age 9+
Puppy caper adds to the drama of tween life in fun volume.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 8+
Adopted girl discovers how she's special in engaging tale.
By Carrie Goldman, Juliet Bond
(2015)
age 9+
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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age 13+
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 9+
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(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)
age 4+
Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
age 7+
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)
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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 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
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age 14+
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
age 14+
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
age 16+
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
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age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
age 9+
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)

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