Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
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By Liniers
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
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By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
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By Cari Best
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
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By Judy Blume
(1981)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
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By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)

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