Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sequel to award-winner has more depth.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
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By Sam McBratney
(1996)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A great choice for reluctant readers.
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By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
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By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
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By Barbara Park
(1995)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Ramona helps young kids build empathy.
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By Beverly Cleary
(1992)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
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By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)