Book Reviews

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
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By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.
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By Bram Stoker
(1969)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
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By Randall de Seve
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
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By David Levithan
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
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By Darren Shan
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
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By Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
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By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sexually violent book is nothing like the TV show.
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By L. J. Smith
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
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By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
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By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
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By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Teamwork trumps an evil teacher; too scary for preschoolers.
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By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
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By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Newberry sequel quietly engages with story of friendship.
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By Susan Patron
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.
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By Avi
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sisterhood author writes sweet new book about friendship.
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By Ann Brashares
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Important lessons on staying true to friends and yourself.
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By Deborah Underwood, Whoopi Goldberg
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
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By Annie Bryant
(2005)

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