Book Reviews

Woods Runner Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
The Storm in the Barn Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing historical graphic novel with a fantasy twist.
By Matt Phelan
(2009)
Alphas Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
A Faraway Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Jewish sisters living as refugees in Sweden.
By Annika Thor
(2009)
War Games Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Slow-starting but tense tale of occupied Greece.
By Audrey Couloumbis, Akila Couloumbis
(2009)
The Day of the Pelican Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing fictionalization of the war in Kosovo.
By Katherine Paterson
(2009)
Diary of a Witness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 5+
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
The Door of No Return Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lost African prince adventure/mystery with a unique premise.
By Sarah Mussi
(2008)
Alligator Bayou Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving, tragic tale of racism in Jim Crow South.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2009)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)
What Lincoln Said Book Poster Image
age 4+
An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.
By Sarah Thomson
(2008)
Mare's War Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
By Tanita Davis
(2009)
Sahwira: An African Friendship Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, dramatic story of an interracial friendship tested.
By Carolyn Marsden, Phillip Matzigkeit
(2009)
Buffalo Music Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Inspirational story of a woman determined to save buffalo.
By Tracy Fern
(2008)
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
The Way of the Warrior: Young Samurai, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
British boy becomes samurai; exciting but violent.
By Chris Bradford
(2009)
Weedflower Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fresh perspective on WWII Japanese internment camps in U.S.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2009)

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