Book Reviews

A Stone in My Hand Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
Instructions Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
Bloodline Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark ages adventure a draw even for history-phobic teens.
By Katy Moran
(2009)
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced retelling makes this myth exciting for teens.
By Tony Lee
(2009)
Woods Runner Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
Sylvia Long's Thumbelina Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
The Storm in the Barn Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing historical graphic novel with a fantasy twist.
By Matt Phelan
(2009)
Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
Beastly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
A Faraway Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Jewish sisters living as refugees in Sweden.
By Annika Thor
(2009)
War Games Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Slow-starting but tense tale of occupied Greece.
By Audrey Couloumbis, Akila Couloumbis
(2009)
The Day of the Pelican Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing fictionalization of the war in Kosovo.
By Katherine Paterson
(2009)
Lips Touch Three Times Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
The Fairy Godmother Academy #1: Birdie's Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
By Jan Bozarth, Andrea Burden
(2009)
Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated flight of fancy.
By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
The Door of No Return Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lost African prince adventure/mystery with a unique premise.
By Sarah Mussi
(2008)
Tiger Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India.
By Antonia Michaelis
(2008)
Alligator Bayou Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving, tragic tale of racism in Jim Crow South.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2009)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)

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