Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
By Delia Ephron
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
age 8+
 
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
By Mary Matthews
(2000)
age 16+
 
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
age 4+
 
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
age 13+
 
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
age 5+
 
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
By Lori Ries
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
age 7+
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
age 10+
 
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
age 2+
 
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
age 9+
 
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Moving portrait of Mexican-American life.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
age 5+
 
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
age 9+
 
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
age 9+
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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age 8+
 
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)

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