Book Reviews

age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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age 10+
Inspiring and entertaining sports story for tweens.
By Mike Lupica
(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)
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age 8+
With girl power galore, graphic novel is great for tweens.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2015)
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age 13+
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(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 4+
Slug makes the team in esteem-building baseball story.
By Susan Pearson
(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 16+
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
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age 15+
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)