Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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age 10+
 
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
age 9+
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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age 14+
 
Violent, romantic fairy tale retelling is based on movie.
By Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
(2011)
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age 6+
 
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
age 12+
 
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
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age 2+
 
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
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age 7+
 
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
age 5+
 
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
age 9+
 
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
age 2+
 
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
By Mo Willems
(2010)
age 4+
 
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
age 10+
 
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 4+
 
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
age 9+
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
age 3+
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
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age 10+
 
Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)

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