Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
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By Paula Fox
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Peck combines shivery horror with slapstick humor.
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By Richard Peck
(1977)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lyrical historical fiction with a knockout punch.
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By Michael Dorris
(1992)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave girl helps smuggle Jewish friends to safety.
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By Lois Lowry
(1989)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
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By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
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By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, poignant life on home front during WWII.
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By Richard Peck
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
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By Ellen Levine
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
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By Avi
(1990)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping, fascinating story of one soon-to-be-mad scientist.
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By Kenneth Oppel
(2011)

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