Book Reviews

The Year My Sister Got Lucky Book Poster Image
age 14+
A standard plot strengthened by sisterly bonds.
By Aimee Friedman
(2008)
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Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moving story of early adolescent changes.
By Maria Padian
(2008)
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Imaginary Enemy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Main character is hard to like in disjointed tale.
By Julie Gonzalez
(2008)
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Outside Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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Love Me Tender Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
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Oh, Brother! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
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Snoring Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fairytale too raucous and silly for sleepy time.
By Bruce Hale
(2008)
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Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens face violence, racism on a road trip to redemption.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2008)
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Hurt Go Happy Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
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Once Upon a Marigold Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)
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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
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Little Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
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Frannie in Pieces Book Poster Image
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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Touching Snow Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
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The Castle Corona Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun fairy tale with positive messages.
By Sharon Creech
(2007)
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Magid Fasts for Ramadan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
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Into the Woods Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
By Lyn Gardner
(2007)
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The Nanny Diaries Book Poster Image
age 16+
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
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Not Afraid of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
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