Book Reviews

Magid Fasts for Ramadan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
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The Nanny Diaries Book Poster Image
age 16+
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
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Not Afraid of Dogs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
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When Heaven Fell Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
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The Pull of the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
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Aggie and Ben: Three Stories Book Poster Image
age 5+
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
By Lori Ries
(2006)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Framed Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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Part of Me: Stories of a Louisiana Family Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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The Hello, Goodbye Window Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
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Becoming Naomi Leon Book Poster Image
age 9+
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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The Tequila Worm Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving tale of Latina going to white boarding school.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
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A Certain Small Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
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Ramona and Her Father Book Poster Image
age 9+
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Millions Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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Replay Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
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