Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
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By Lisa McMann
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
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By Kristin Levine
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
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By Sally Warner
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
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By Judy Blume
(2002)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
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By Judy Blume
(1990)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
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By Judy Blume
(1980)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
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By Judy Blume
(1974)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A cautionary tale about a kid who watches too much TV. (Spoiler alert: It'll make you want to turn off the tube!)
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By James Proimos
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
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By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
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By Amy Hest
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
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By Donna Gephart
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
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By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2009)

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