Book Reviews

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
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly zombie family tale full of ghoulish giggles.
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By Kelly DiPucchio
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
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By Sharon Creech
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
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By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
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By Natasha Farrant
(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
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)