Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
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By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
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By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
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By Gordon Korman
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
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By Mo Willems
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
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By John Irving
(1989)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
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By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Friendship strengthens in fun, tender graphic novel sequel.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
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By Jane O'Connor
(2013)

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