Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
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By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty Steinbeck classic brings Great Depression to life.
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By John Steinbeck
(2002)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
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By Arthur Miller
(1976)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marian stars in somewhat dark Robin Hood retelling. Just OK.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.
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By James Proimos
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
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By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
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By Amy Hest
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
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By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dark ages adventure a draw even for history-phobic teens.
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By Katy Moran
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced retelling makes this myth exciting for teens.
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By Tony Lee
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
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By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing historical graphic novel with a fantasy twist.
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By Matt Phelan
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Tender father-daughter tale is best for school-aged kids.
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By Lois Lowry
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
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By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving story of Jewish sisters living as refugees in Sweden.
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By Annika Thor
(2009)

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