Book Reviews

age 2+
 
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
age 9+
 
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Moving portrait of Mexican-American life.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 5+
 
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
age 9+
 
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
age 9+
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
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age 13+
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
age 8+
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
age 10+
 
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
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age 13+
 
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
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age 8+
 
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
age 8+
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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age 6+
 
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
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age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)

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