Book Reviews

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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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age 8+
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
age 8+
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
age 6+
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
age 4+
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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age 8+
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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age 12+
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
age 9+
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
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age 8+
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
By Judy Blume
(2002)
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age 8+
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
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age 8+
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
age 9+
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 10+
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
age 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)

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