Book Reviews

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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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age 13+
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
age 8+
Orphaned girl seeks new family on Danish coast.
By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2005)
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age 8+
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
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age 8+
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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age 13+
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
age 8+
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
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age 9+
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
By Todd Strasser
(2004)
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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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age 6+
Joyous story about the power of family love.
By S. E. Hinton
(1995)
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age 8+
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 8+
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
age 7+
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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age 9+
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
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age 10+
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)

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