Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A compelling story about sisters in 1700s Salem.
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By Ann Rinaldi
(1994)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
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By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
An interesting picture of 19th-century society.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1998)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Potboiler plot, but some good history.
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By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Engaging, if sometimes stiff, tale of a heroine.
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By Karen B. Winnick
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
The meandering, dreamy story may limit its appeal.
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By Peter Sis
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
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By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
So-so historical fiction mixed with romance.
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By Ann Rinaldi
(1993)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
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By Barbara Park
(1995)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Message may bore children.
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By Eve Bunting
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun story about quirky patriot's quest.
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By Jean Fritz
(1974)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Adventure and humor mix with history.
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By Jean Fritz
(1973)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gets inside sulking 8-year-old's head.
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By William Steig
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Family traditions: Pass 'em on.
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By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1995)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A penetrating look at a poor child's life.
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By Karen Hesse
(1997)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kid-friendly language and funny illustrations.
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By Judith Viorst
(1995)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Parents and kids appreciate spunky Alexander.
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By Judith Viorst
(1995)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
1600s America springs to life for today's kids.
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By Elizabeth George Speare
(1958)

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