Book Reviews

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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
age 4+
Anyone who's ever had a bad day will love this.
By Judith Viorst
(1997)
age 4+
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
By Harry Allard
(1985)
age 4+
Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.
By Harry Allard
(1977)
age 4+
Humorous tale of mistaken identity.
By Harry Allard
(1982)
age 13+
Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
age 13+
Engrossing, violent thriller about peer pressure.
By Lois Duncan
(1978)
age 11+
Honest portrayal will appeal to kids.
By Anne Fine
(1996)
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age 4+
Rich, fascinating, and heartwarming story.
By Patricia Polacco
(1988)
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age 4+
Feeble storyline lacks substance.
By Anita Jeram
(1999)
age 6+
Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(1995)
age 4+
Reassures kids with first-day-of-school jitters.
By Rosemary Wells
(1981)
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 9+
Brash foster-kid tale a great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
age 12+
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
age 11+
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
By Barbara Park
(1995)

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