Book Reviews

Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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The Silent Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
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A Cool Moonlight Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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The Crying Rocks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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The True Story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
By Anne Fine
(2003)
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Framed Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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The Perfect Thanksgiving Book Poster Image
age 4+
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
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The Steps Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
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The Dream Bearer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
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Mama Had to Work on Christmas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
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Inside Grandad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch Book Poster Image
age 2+
Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.
By Beatrix Potter
(2013)
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Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
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Little Santa Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Cute origin story shows how Santa met elves and reindeer.
By Jon Agee
(2013)
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Santa Claus and the Three Bears Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautiful art enhances holiday twist on classic fairy tale.
By Maria Modugno
(2013)
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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(2004)
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A Very Fuddles Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Pampered cat gets into trouble in funny Christmas adventure.
By Frans Vischer
(2013)
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An Otis Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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The Big Wet Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
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