Book Reviews

Chocolate Me! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
By Taye Diggs
(2011)
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Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope Book Poster Image
age 12+
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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Myrtle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Affirming story of a little rat standing up to a bully.
By Tracey Campbell Pearson
(2004)
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Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo Book Poster Image
age 4+
A humorous lesson in the power of positive thinking.
By Kevin Waldron
(2010)
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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cool cat shows how to go with the flow.
By Eric Litwin
(2010)
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The Taming of Lola: A Shrew Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dueling tantrums lead to a truce -- and lessons.
By Ellen Weiss
(2010)
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Pink Me Up Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dad's a really good sport in this fun father-daughter tale.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2010)
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Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva Book Poster Image
age 5+
Starry-eyed girl copes with disappointment in sparkly tale.
By Elise Primavera
(2009)
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Dark Night Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Darkly comic, empowering take on tackling nighttime fears.
By Dorothee de Monfreid
(2009)
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Tess's Tree Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
By Jess Brallier
(2009)
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Anything But Typical Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic look inside the world of a tween with autism.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2009)
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Tales from Outer Suburbia Book Poster Image
age 10+
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
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Serafina67 *urgently requires life* Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen reveals all in blog -- with consequences.
By Susie Day
(2008)
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The Day Leo Said I HATE YOU! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Touching lesson for kids -- and their parents!
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
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What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
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Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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