Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
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By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
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By Judy Blume
(1974)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Violent, romantic fairy tale retelling is based on movie.
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By Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
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By Donna Gephart
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
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By Sylvia Long
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
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By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
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By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
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By Alex Flinn
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
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By Laini Taylor
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
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By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
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By Andrea Burden, Jan Bozarth
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
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By Herman Parish
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated flight of fancy.
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By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fantasy tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India.
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By Antonia Michaelis
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical mystery about a boy, his dog, and an odd little man.
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By Philippa Pearce
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Chinese Red Riding Hood story intended for older kids.
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By Laurence Yep
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
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By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)

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