Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Civil War realism for young readers.
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By Richard Peck
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moderately graphic depiction of the slave trade.
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By Paula Fox
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Spectacular cinematic book has lots of heart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
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By John Boyne
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Peck combines shivery horror with slapstick humor.
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By Richard Peck
(1977)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brave girl helps smuggle Jewish friends to safety.
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By Lois Lowry
(1989)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
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By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
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By Shaun Tan
(2007)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Heart-wrenching but hopeful story of escape.
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By Ellen Levine
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
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By Avi
(1990)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(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)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
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By Arthur Miller
(1976)

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