Book Reviews

age 16+
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
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 4+
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
By Jess Brallier
(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 3+
Cool cat shows how to go with the flow.
By Eric Litwin
(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 Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2008)
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age 4+
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
By Taye Diggs
(2011)
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age 12+
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
age 16+
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
age 14+
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
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age 14+
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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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 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)

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