Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 10+
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
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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)
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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)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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age 11+
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)