Book Reviews

AGE
11
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Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
AGE
10
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Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
AGE
9
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Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
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By Sam Angus
(2014)
AGE
12
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Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
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By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
AGE
12
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Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
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By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
AGE
10
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Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
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By John Boyne
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
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By Louise Borden
(2014)
AGE
11
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Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
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By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
AGE
9
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Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
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By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
AGE
12
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Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
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By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
AGE
10
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Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
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By Susan Cooper
(2013)
AGE
10
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Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
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By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
AGE
12
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Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
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By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
AGE
13
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Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
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By Teri Brown
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
9
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Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
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By Shaun Tan
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)