Book Reviews

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age 8+
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
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age 7+
Teamwork trumps an evil teacher; too scary for preschoolers.
By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
age 10+
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
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age 8+
Newberry sequel quietly engages with story of friendship.
By Susan Patron
(2009)
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age 12+
Sisterhood author writes sweet new book about friendship.
By Ann Brashares
(2009)
age 7+
Important lessons on staying true to friends and yourself.
By Whoopi Goldberg, Deborah Underwood
(2008)
age 9+
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
By Annie Bryant
(2005)
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 14+
Edgy but compelling teen angst mystery.
By John Green
(2008)
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 14+
Girls take a year off for plenty of iffy behavior.
By Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain
(2007)
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
age 15+
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
age 11+
Powerful coming-of-age tale of tween girls bonded by music.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 4+
A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2007)
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age 3+
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)

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