Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
Lighthearted but heartfelt look at serious issues.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Delicate story of impending death of a loved one.
By Alison McGhee
(2005)
age 14+
 
Teens try to prove tough teacher is a drug dealer.
By Barry Jonsberg
(2005)
age 7+
 
Beautiful collection of poetry and illustrations.
By Caroline Kennedy
(2006)
age 6+
 
Lovely poem about Jerusalem and its religions.
By Mark H. Podwal
(2006)
age 12+
 
Popular series start shows positive girl friendships.
By Ann Brashares
(2001)
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age 4+
 
Free verse Who's Who of cuddly canines.
By Maya Gottfried
(2008)
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age 4+
 
A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2007)
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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)
age 12+
 
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
age 9+
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
age 4+
 
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
age 12+
 
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
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age 2+
 
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
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age 6+
 
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
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age 10+
 
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
age 14+
 
Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
By David Levithan
(2011)

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