Book Reviews

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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age 6+
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
By Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
(2010)
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
age 12+
Summer read with a bit of depth and country charm.
By Abby McDonald
(2010)
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age 2+
A humbling, loving lesson on how boasting can hurt friends.
By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
age 9+
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
age 2+
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
By Mo Willems
(2010)
age 10+
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
age 4+
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
age 9+
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
age 3+
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
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age 10+
Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
age 5+
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
By Randall de Seve
(2009)
age 14+
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
By David Levithan
(2009)
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age 4+
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
age 12+
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)

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