Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
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By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
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By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
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By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
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By Karen Cushman
(1994)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fish-out-of-water adventure swimming with historical detail.
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By Margi Preus
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.
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By Jennifer Holm
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Every story has value in robust, nostalgic Newbery winner.
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By Clare Vanderpool
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
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By Avi
(1990)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
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By Tanita Davis
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sometimes funny Civil War tall tale reveals horrors of war.
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By Rodman Philbrick
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Cuban independence in informative but flat poetry.
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By Margarita Engle
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw, well-researched story of young slave girl.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2006)
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)

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