Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
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 4+
 
George makes school silly and fun.
By H. A. Rey, Margret Rey
(2005)
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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 9+
 
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)

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