Book Reviews

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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The Big Wet Balloon Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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The Year of Billy Miller Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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Love in the Time of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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After Iris Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
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Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
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When We Go Walking Book Poster Image
age 4+
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
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The Year of the Baby: Anna Wang, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
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Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year in Stuff Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
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Tiger Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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Penelope Crumb Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
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Sense and Sensibility Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette Book Poster Image
age 9+
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
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Double Fudge Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
By Judy Blume
(2002)
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Fudge-a-Mania Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
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Superfudge Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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Surviving the Applewhites Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
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I Capture the Castle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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A Raisin in the Sun Book Poster Image
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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