Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 12+
 
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
age 4+
 
Kids with siblings will enjoy Lilly's escapades.
By Kevin Henkes
(1990)
age 2+
 
Good book for the end of a hectic day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(1998)
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age 2+
 
Young listeners may drift off to lullaby.
By Mem Fox
(1993)
age 5+
 
Simple story isn't quite right for target audience.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
age 6+
 
Moving story offers opportunities for discussion.
By Douglas Wood
(1999)
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age 9+
 
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
age 4+
 
Anyone who's ever had a bad day will love this.
By Judith Viorst
(1997)
age 13+
 
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
age 13+
 
Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
age 13+
 
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
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age 4+
 
Rich, fascinating, and heartwarming story.
By Patricia Polacco
(1988)
age 11+
 
Honest portrayal will appeal to kids.
By Anne Fine
(1996)
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age 4+
 
Feeble storyline lacks substance.
By Anita Jeram
(1999)
age 6+
 
Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(1995)
age 11+
 
A great choice for reluctant readers.
By Katherine Paterson
(1978)
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age 9+
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
age 12+
 
A devastatingly powerful, intense tale of abuse and love.
By Michelle Magorian
(1981)
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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)

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