Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
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By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
AGE
12
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Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
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By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
AGE
14
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Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
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By David Levithan
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
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By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
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By Willa Cather
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
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By Abby McDonald
(2010)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
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By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
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By Mo Willems
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
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By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
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By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boys will be boys? This book explores what happens when kids don't fit neatly into prescribed gender roles.
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By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
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By Randall de Seve
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
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By David Levithan
(2009)

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