Book Reviews

Time for Bed Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Young listeners may drift off to lullaby.
By Mem Fox
(1993)
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Grandad's Prayer of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story offers opportunities for discussion.
By Douglas Wood
(1999)
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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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Absolutely Positively Alexander: The Complete Stories Book Poster Image
age 4+
Anyone who's ever had a bad day will love this.
By Judith Viorst
(1997)
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The Voice on the Radio Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
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The Face on the Milk Carton Book Poster Image
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
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Whatever Happened to Janie? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
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Step by Wicked Step: A Novel Book Poster Image
age 11+
Honest portrayal will appeal to kids.
By Anne Fine
(1996)
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Keeping Quilt Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rich, fascinating, and heartwarming story.
By Patricia Polacco
(1988)
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All Together Now Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Feeble storyline lacks substance.
By Anita Jeram
(1999)
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The Long Silk Strand: A Grandmother's Legacy to Her Granddaughter Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(1995)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brash foster-kid tale a great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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Good Night, Mr. Tom Book Poster Image
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
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Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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Mick Harte Was Here Book Poster Image
age 11+
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
By Barbara Park
(1995)
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Alida's Song Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
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Can You Do This, Old Badger? Book Poster Image
age 4+
Message may bore children.
By Eve Bunting
(2000)
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Spinky Sulks Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gets inside sulking 8-year-old's head.
By William Steig
(2000)
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Pearl Plants a Tree Book Poster Image
age 4+
Family traditions: Pass 'em on.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1995)
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