Book Reviews

Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
If I Stay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
Frindle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
The Face on the Milk Carton Book Poster Image
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
Whatever Happened to Janie? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
Good Night, Mr. Tom Book Poster Image
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)

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