Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
12
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Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
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By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
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By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
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By David Almond
(2004)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy is horrified to discover uncle's secret life.
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By Todd Strasser
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
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By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
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By James VanOosting
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
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By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)

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