Book Reviews

Girl in the Blue Coat Book Poster Image
age 13+
Extraordinary tale of Dutch teens resisting the Nazis.
By Monica Hesse
(2016)
My Name Is Not Friday Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
Sekret Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
Stay Where You Are & Then Leave Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
A Long Walk to Water Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
Ghost Hawk Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
Falcon in the Glass Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
A Moment Comes Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
Dodger Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)

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