Book Reviews

age 4+
Sensitive story of using art to process difficult emotions.
By Cathleen Daly
(2014)
age 5+
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 12+
Poignant memoir-in-verse recalls Cuban-American's childhood.
By Margarita Engle
(2015)
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 10+
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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age 8+
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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age 13+
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
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age 4+
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 8+
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)