Book Reviews

age 9+
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
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age 4+
 
Zephir's great adventure will captivate readers.
By Jean de Brunhoff
(1969)
age 4+
 
Solid, simple stories offer lessons in behavior.
By James Marshall
(1972)
age 12+
 
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
age 8+
 
A unique format that appeals to kids.
By Marissa Moss
(1999)
age 7+
 
Amelia learns a lesson from identity crisis.
By Marissa Moss
(1999)
age 9+
 
Realistic treatment of subject of divorce.
By Marissa Moss
(2000)
age 12+
 
Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
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age 11+
 
Fifth-grade girls learn tolerance and compassion.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1999)
age 4+
 
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(1939)
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age 9+
 
Lets readers walk in the shoes of a tweenage girl.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(1997)
age 11+
 
Funny and sensitive story of friendship.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1975)
age 4+
 
A charming tale of friendship and loyalty.
By Joy Cowley
(1999)
age 4+
 
Clever writing keeps this humorous tale on target.
By Kevin Henkes
(1986)
age 9+
 
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
age 7+
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
age 9+
 
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
age 13+
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
age 13+
 
Fast-moving pulp fiction.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1995)
age 12+
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)

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