Book Reviews

Outside Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
Love Me Tender Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Touching mother-daughter tale for tweens.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2008)
All of the Above Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids build a big tetrahedron, lasting friendships.
By Shelley Pearsall
(2006)
Oh, Brother! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Boy struggles to fit into blended family.
By Nikki Grimes
(2007)
Feathers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
Double Love: Sweet Valley High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens face violence, racism on a road trip to redemption.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2008)
The Off Season Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartwarming tale starring sporty teen girl.
By Catherine Murdock
(2008)
Hurt Go Happy Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
Miss Educated: An Upper Class Novel #2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Hobson Brown, Caroline Says, Taylor Materne
(2007)
No Talking Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
Bullyville Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
Frannie in Pieces Book Poster Image
age 12+
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
Touching Snow Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
Off to Kindergarten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playful rhyming story for jittery new students.
By Tony Johnston
(2007)
Magid Fasts for Ramadan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
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)

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