Book Reviews

csm_book
age 8+
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
age 9+
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
csm_book
age 15+
 
Dark, disturbing psychological thriller for mature teens.
By Nova Ren Suma
(2011)
age 10+
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 15+
 
Mature romance and violence during zombie apocalypse.
By Carrie Ryan
(2011)
csm_book
age 15+
 
Suspenseful vampire horror really goes for the gore.
By Will Hill
(2011)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
csm_book
age 14+
 
Thriller has mature themes, but is more silly than scary.
By Elizabeth Woods
(2011)
csm_book
age 4+
 
Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.
By James Proimos
(2010)
age 13+
 
Twilight series offshoot has heavier doses of horror.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2010)
csm_book
age 5+
 
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
age 8+
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
By Amy Hest
(2007)
age 13+
 
More violent and less romantic than Twilight but funnier.
By Jason Henderson
(2010)
csm_book
age 11+
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
age 15+
 
Intense zombie horror-romance more violent than the first.
By Carrie Ryan
(2010)
age 9+
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
csm_book
age 7+
 
Tender father-daughter tale is best for school-aged kids.
By Lois Lowry
(2009)
age 10+
 
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)

Pages