Book Reviews

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age 11+
 
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 10+
 
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
age 13+
 
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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age 16+
 
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
age 16+
 
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
age 6+
 
Six stories about toys that come to life.
By Naomi Lewis
(2000)
age 8+
 
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 13+
 
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
age 4+
 
Touching lesson for kids -- and their parents!
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
age 12+
 
Teen reveals all in blog -- with consequences.
By Susie Day
(2008)
age 10+
 
Realistic look inside the world of a tween with autism.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2009)
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age 3+
 
Darkly comic, empowering take on tackling nighttime fears.
By Dorothee de Monfreid
(2009)
age 5+
 
Starry-eyed girl copes with disappointment in sparkly tale.
By Elise Primavera
(2009)
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age 4+
 
Dad's a really good sport in this fun father-daughter tale.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2010)
age 4+
 
Dueling tantrums lead to a truce -- and lessons.
By Ellen Weiss
(2010)
age 4+
 
A humorous lesson in the power of positive thinking.
By Kevin Waldron
(2010)
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age 4+
 
Affirming story of a little rat standing up to a bully.
By Tracey Campbell Pearson
(2004)
age 12+
 
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Emily Buder, Olivia Gardner, Sarah Buder
(2008)

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