Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
age 8+
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
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age 13+
 
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
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age 8+
 
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
age 8+
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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age 6+
 
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
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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+
 
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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