Book Reviews

AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
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By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
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By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
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By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Humorous boy-and-his-dog tales for early readers.
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By Lori Ries
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
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By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
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By Norton Juster
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving portrait of Mexican-American life.
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By Viola Canales
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
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By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
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By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
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By James VanOosting
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
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By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)

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