Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 7+
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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age 9+
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
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age 4+
 
Some kids will enjoy the quiet mood.
By Frances Park
(2000)
age 6+
 
Kids will love the hands-on format.
By Ann Banks
(1980)
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age 4+
 
Captures the emotions of an immigrant family.
By Jane Kurtz
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Heartwarming story of mouse with a kind spirit.
By Leo Lionni
(1987)
age 2+
 
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(1996)
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age 11+
 
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
age 7+
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
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age 10+
 
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 12+
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
age 4+
 
Kids with siblings will enjoy Lilly's escapades.
By Kevin Henkes
(1990)
age 2+
 
Good book for the end of a hectic day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(1998)
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age 2+
 
Young listeners may drift off to lullaby.
By Mem Fox
(1993)
age 5+
 
Simple story isn't quite right for target audience.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
age 6+
 
Moving story offers opportunities for discussion.
By Douglas Wood
(1999)

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