Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 6+
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
age 6+
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
age 7+
 
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 4+
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
age 6+
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
age 10+
 
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)

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