Book Reviews

The Yellow Tutu Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
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Markus and the Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
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Best Friends Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
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Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
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The Dunderheads Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Teamwork trumps an evil teacher; too scary for preschoolers.
By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
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The Swamps of Sleethe Book Poster Image
age 9+
This grim collection is too scary for the youngest kids.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2009)
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The Kind of Friends We Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 10+
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
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Ecology From A to Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.
By Jacob Angel
(2008)
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Red Sings from Treetops Book Poster Image
age 6+
Exquisite poetry and artwork will excite kids of all ages.
By Joyce Sidman
(2009)
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Lucky Breaks Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Newberry sequel quietly engages with story of friendship.
By Susan Patron
(2009)
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Coretta Scott Book Poster Image
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age 4+
African-American Civil Rights worker celebrated in poetry.
By Ntozake Shange
(2009)
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3 Willows Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sisterhood author writes sweet new book about friendship.
By Ann Brashares
(2009)
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Sugar Plum Ballerinas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Important lessons on staying true to friends and yourself.
By Whoopi Goldberg, Deborah Underwood
(2008)
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Lake Rescue: Beacon Street Girls, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
By Annie Bryant
(2005)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Paper Towns Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy but compelling teen angst mystery.
By John Green
(2008)
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Eggs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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Bass Ackwards and Belly Up Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girls take a year off for plenty of iffy behavior.
By Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain
(2007)
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The True Meaning of Cleavage Book Poster Image
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
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Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
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