Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
age 12+
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 11+
 
Teen breaks through veneer of hurt and shyness.
By Gary Paulsen
(1999)
age 11+
 
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
By Barbara Park
(1995)
age 4+
 
Message may bore children.
By Eve Bunting
(2000)
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age 4+
 
Gets inside sulking 8-year-old's head.
By William Steig
(2000)
age 4+
 
Family traditions: Pass 'em on.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1995)
age 9+
 
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)
age 4+
 
Kid-friendly language and funny illustrations.
By Judith Viorst
(1995)
age 4+
 
Parents and kids appreciate spunky Alexander.
By Judith Viorst
(1995)
age 6+
 
Miniature mystery will keep kids engaged.
By Cari Best
(1999)
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age 7+
 
Ramona tale helps young kids build empathy.
By Beverly Cleary
(1992)
age 4+
 
Engaging book makes kids want to read more.
By Joy Cowley
(1999)
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age 9+
 
Fascinating for kids who dance or act.
By Noel Streatfeild
(1993)
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age 2+
 
Young bear bids farewell to the old home.
By Frank Asch
(1986)
age 11+
 
Moving story of grief and recovery.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(1999)
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age 4+
 
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)
age 4+
 
Kids can empathize with bedtime troubles.
By Lillian Hoban, Russell Hoban
(1900)
age 4+
 
After 35 years, Clifford hasn't lost his appeal.
By Norman Bridwell
(1969)

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