Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
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By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
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By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Clever mouse puts brains to work in this children's classic.
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By Julia Donaldson
(1999)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Endearing art, rhythmic poem celebrate the flow of life.
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By Liz Garton Scanlon
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
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By Avi
(1990)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fun book about combating boredom; great for lazy afternoons.
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By Tony Fucile
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Quick, silly story that will get kids laughing.
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By Erica Perl
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Inspirational message perfect for inaugural celebration.
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By Nikki Grimes
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Touching, funny, exuberant ...Trixie at her best!
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By Mo Willems
(2007)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Silly story, happy lesson for parents, kids alike.
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By Anna Dewdney
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
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By Ellen Levine
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Young teens may find powerful Inquisition book too violent.
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By Alice Hoffman
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
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By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Huggably sweet story calms preschool fears.
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By Audrey Penn
(1993)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)

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