Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kid turns to podcasting to find her voice and dish advice.
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By Christine Hurley Deriso
(2008)
AGE
14
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Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
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By Katie Finn
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.
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By Lauren Child
(2008)
AGE
15
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Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
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By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
AGE
8
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Classic reprint full of wordplay and silly humor.
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By James Thurber
(1950)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Busy retelling of Red Riding Hood is a winner.
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By Melissa Sweet
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
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By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Page-turner full of kind, thoughtful characters.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
3
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Even cats worry about the first day of school.
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By Rob Scotton
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
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By Louise Borden
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A great way to address kids' first-day jitters.
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By Susan Milord
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
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By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
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By Francine Pascal
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fairytale too raucous and silly for sleepy time.
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By Bruce Hale
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
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By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
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By Jean Ferris
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
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By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
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By Andrew Clements
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)

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