Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
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age 10+
 
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
age 7+
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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age 9+
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 8+
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 7+
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
age 8+
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
age 8+
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
age 9+
 
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
age 9+
 
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
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age 13+
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
age 9+
 
Kids are sure to devour this gross-out book.
By Thomas Rockwell
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
age 10+
 
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
age 12+
 
Girl's story following mother's suicide.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2003)

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