Book Reviews

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age 4+
 
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
age 9+
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 10+
 
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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age 8+
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
age 8+
 
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
age 4+
 
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Gentle tale of a boy fulfilling his grandfather's last wish.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Compelling story of Southern teen surviving druggie mom.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2011)
age 9+
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
By Judy Blume
(2002)
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age 8+
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
By Judy Blume
(1990)
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age 8+
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
By Judy Blume
(1980)
age 9+
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 10+
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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age 4+
 
Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.
By James Proimos
(2010)
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age 5+
 
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
age 8+
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
By Amy Hest
(2007)

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