Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
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By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
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By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
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By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
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By Stacey Lee
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
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By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
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By Annika Thor
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
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By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
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By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
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By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
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By Annie Barrows
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
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By Rachel Vail
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever sequel is goofy, gross, giddy -- and sweet.
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By Andy Griffiths
(2014)

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