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
9
QUALITY
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
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By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
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By Brenda Woods
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
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By Sharon Creech
(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
6
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
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By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
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By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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)

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