Book Reviews

Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Framed Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
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Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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Part of Me: Stories of a Louisiana Family Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gentle, slow-paced but sweet multigeneration saga.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
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The Hello, Goodbye Window Book Poster Image
age 2+
Warm drawings and text make this a must-have book.
By Norton Juster
(2006)
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Becoming Naomi Leon Book Poster Image
age 9+
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
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The Tequila Worm Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving tale of Latina going to white boarding school.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
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A Certain Small Shepherd Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mute boy's Christmas play becomes strangely real.
By Rebecca Caudill
(2005)
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Ramona and Her Father Book Poster Image
age 9+
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Millions Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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Replay Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Leo learns family secrets while rehearsing a play.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
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Walking Mary Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
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The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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Silk Umbrellas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
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Sun & Spoon Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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The Glory Field Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
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North of Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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Thief of Dreams Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(2004)
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Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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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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