Book Reviews

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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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age 8+
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 8+
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 7+
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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age 2+
 
Text and pictures work together perfectly.
By Jules Feiffer
(1998)
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age 6+
 
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
age 7+
 
Dinosaur pop-up essential for young dino lovers.
By Matthew Reinhart
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
age 9+
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 10+
 
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
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age 7+
 
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
age 9+
 
Captivating look at a scientist and his work.
By Pamela S. Turner
(2009)
age 8+
 
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 2+
 
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(1996)

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