Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
age 6+
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
age 14+
 
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
age 7+
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
age 4+
 
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
age 3+
 
Sweet fable has beautiful look and message.
By Jennifer Yerkes
(2013)
age 8+
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
age 7+
 
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
age 15+
 
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
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age 10+
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
age 6+
 
Friendship strengthens in fun, tender graphic novel sequel.
By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
age 6+
 
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
age 8+
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
age 14+
 
Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
By David Levithan
(2011)
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age 10+
 
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
age 9+
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)

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