Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
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age 10+
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
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age 14+
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
age 9+
 
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
age 9+
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
age 2+
 
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(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)
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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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age 4+
 
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)