Book Reviews

Ella Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
Good Night, Mr. Tom Book Poster Image
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
Catherine and Laurence Anholt's Big Book of Families Book Poster Image
age 4+
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
Mick Harte Was Here Book Poster Image
age 11+
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
By Barbara Park
(1995)
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
Alida's Song Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
The Ugly Duckling Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
Can You Do This, Old Badger? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Message may bore children.
By Eve Bunting
(2000)
Spinky Sulks Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gets inside sulking 8-year-old's head.
By William Steig
(2000)
Rapunzel Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
Pearl Plants a Tree Book Poster Image
age 4+
Family traditions: Pass 'em on.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1995)
Our Only May Amelia Book Poster Image
age 9+
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kid-friendly language and funny illustrations.
By Judith Viorst
(1995)
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move Book Poster Image
age 4+
Parents and kids appreciate spunky Alexander.
By Judith Viorst
(1995)
Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! Book Poster Image
age 6+
Miniature mystery will keep kids engaged.
By Cari Best
(1999)
Ramona the Pest Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Ramona tale helps young kids build empathy.
By Beverly Cleary
(1992)
Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging book makes kids want to read more.
By Joy Cowley
(1999)
Princess Smartypants Book Poster Image
age 4+
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)

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