Book Reviews

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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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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 4+
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)
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age 2+
Text and pictures work together perfectly.
By Jules Feiffer
(1998)
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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age 6+
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
age 4+
Integrity is rewarded in poignant, funny tale.
By Dr. Seuss
(1940)
age 2+
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
By Sam McBratney
(1996)
age 2+
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
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age 9+
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
age 9+
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
age 14+
Enchanting stereotype-bending novel; teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2009)
age 9+
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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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)

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