Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
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By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
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By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
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By Avi
(1990)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
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By Ellen Levine
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Young teens may find powerful Inquisition book too violent.
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By Alice Hoffman
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
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By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
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By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Beautiful story, from slavery to freedom.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2006)

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