Book Reviews

The Inside Outside Book of Libraries Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fascinating look at many types of libraries.
By Julie Cummins
(2008)
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evolution case in brief poems about the locals.
By Jen Bryant
(2008)
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
Henry's Freedom Box Book Poster Image
age 5+
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
By Ellen Levine
(2008)
On the Wings of Heroes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, poignant life on home front during WWII.
By Richard Peck
(2007)
The Arrival Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)
Parade of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Historical, intriguing mystery-adventure-romance.
By Gloria Whelan
(2007)
Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
Meet Julie: An American Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plucky '70s American Girl fights for her rights.
By Megan McDonald
(2007)
Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
By Brian Selznick
(2007)
Incantation Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Young teens may find powerful Inquisition book too violent.
By Alice Hoffman
(2006)
Mable Riley: A Reliable Record of Humdrum, Peril, and Romance Book Poster Image
age 10+
History, adventure, and women's rights for 10+.
By Marthe Jocelyn
(2007)
The Legend of Bass Reeves: Being the True Account of the Most Valiant Marshal in the West Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gritty, fictionalized biography of forgotten Western hero.
By Gary Paulsen
(2006)
Counting on Grace Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling, fact-based story of child labor.
By Elizabeth Winthrop
(2006)
A True and Faithful Narrative Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
The Braid Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Immigrant story with a fascinating knotted twist.
By Helen Frost
(2006)
Penny from Heaven Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow but intriguing Newbery Honor book.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2006)
The Pox Party: Octavian Nothing, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
Whoopi's Big Book of Manners Book Poster Image
age 4+
Comical, kid-friendly book has fun with manners.
By Whoopi Goldberg
(2006)

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