Book Reviews

Both Sides of Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fast-moving pulp fiction.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1995)
Beacon Street Girls: Worst Enemies/Best Friends Book Poster Image
age 9+
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
By Annie Bryant
(2007)
l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
English Roses: Too Good to Be True Book Poster Image
age 8+
Second story joins Madonna's girl clique.
By Madonna
(2006)
Good Sports Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Great pics elevate poems for sports lovers.
By Jack Prelutsky
(2007)
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
The True Meaning of Cleavage Book Poster Image
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
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)
Sugar Plum Ballerinas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Important lessons on staying true to friends and yourself.
By Whoopi Goldberg, Deborah Underwood
(2008)
Lake Rescue: Beacon Street Girls, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
By Annie Bryant
(2005)
Lucky Breaks Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Newberry sequel quietly engages with story of friendship.
By Susan Patron
(2009)
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)
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)
Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
The Yellow Tutu Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
The Baby-Sitters Club: The Summer Before Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
Chasing Shadows Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
Season of the Witch Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)

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