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 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 9+
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
age 9+
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
age 8+
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
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age 13+
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(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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