Book Reviews

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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 9+
 
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
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age 12+
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
age 5+
 
Poetic writing conjures abstract, powerful images.
By Jeron Ashford Frame
(2003)
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age 10+
 
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
age 7+
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
age 5+
 
Inspiring book can be shared by the entire family.
By Katharine Lee Bates
(2004)
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age 9+
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 8+
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(2004)
age 7+
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
age 8+
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
age 8+
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
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age 4+
 
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)
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age 13+
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
age 8+
 
Poems about growing up during WWII.
By Maria Testa
(2004)

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