Book Reviews

age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
age 9+
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
age 10+
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 7+
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
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age 9+
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)
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age 4+
Classic, sensitive parable about selflessness.
By Shel Silverstein
(1964)
age 12+
Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.
By Ann Brashares
(2003)
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
age 12+
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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age 14+
Edgy but compelling teen angst mystery.
By John Green
(2008)
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)