Book Reviews

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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
age 6+
Inspiring, educational story of 1800s civil rights heroes.
By Susan E. Goodman
(2016)
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
age 7+
Lively tale of store that aided civil rights struggle.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2015)
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
age 7+
Gorgeous, clever account of bold con artist's life.
By Greg Pizzoli
(2015)
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age 9+
Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
age 6+
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 12+
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
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age 12+
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
age 8+
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)

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