Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(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 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)
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age 10+
 
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
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)
age 2+
 
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
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age 12+
 
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
By Taye Diggs
(2011)
age 12+
 
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Emily Buder, Olivia Gardner, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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age 4+
 
Affirming story of a little rat standing up to a bully.
By Tracey Campbell Pearson
(2004)
age 3+
 
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
age 4+
 
A humorous lesson in the power of positive thinking.
By Kevin Waldron
(2010)
age 3+
 
Cool cat shows how to go with the flow.
By Eric Litwin
(2010)
age 4+
 
Dueling tantrums lead to a truce -- and lessons.
By Ellen Weiss
(2010)

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