Book Reviews

Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
The Silent Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A period slice-of-life book.
By Lois Lowry
(2003)
A Cool Moonlight Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
The Crying Rocks Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
Framed Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
The Steps Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
The Dream Bearer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
Mama Had to Work on Christmas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
Inside Grandad Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
The Fire-Eaters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
By David Almond
(2004)
More Perfect than the Moon (Sarah, Plain and Tall, Book 4) Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
Baby Book Poster Image
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age 8+
A grieving family finds an abandoned baby.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt Book Poster Image
age 8+
Minna grows up with odd friends and relatives.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2004)
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)
North of Everything Book Poster Image
age 8+
A family moves from Florida to a Vermont farm.
By Craig Crist-Evans
(2004)
Sun & Spoon Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy seeks something to remember his grandmother.
By Kevin Henkes
(2004)
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)
Silk Umbrellas Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lyrical slice-of-life from rural Thailand.
By Carolyn Marsden
(2005)
Madeline Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rhyming classic is a sure winner with kids.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1977)
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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