Book Reviews

AGE
11
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Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
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By Karen Cushman
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
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By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
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By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
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By Avi
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
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By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Tantalizing mix of historical romance, supernatural epic.
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By Philippa Gregory
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever tale of present-day kids lost in 1864 San Francisco.
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By Lewis Buzbee
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
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By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
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By Karen Cushman
(1994)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
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By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
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By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
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By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
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By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the 1960s.
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By Debby Dahl Edwardson
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
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By N. H. Senzai
(2011)

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