Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
11
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This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
9
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A period slice-of-life book.
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By Lois Lowry
(2003)
AGE
9
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Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
12
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Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
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By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
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By Andrew Clements
(2001)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
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By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
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By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
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By Sharon Creech
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
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By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
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By Megan McDonald
(2004)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
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By Megan McDonald
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
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By David Almond
(2004)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)

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