Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
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By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
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By Jean Ferris
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
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By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
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By Norton Juster
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
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By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story has something for everyone.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
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By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
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By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
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By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving story of grief and recovery.
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By Audrey Couloumbis
(1999)

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