Book Reviews

age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 12+
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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age 10+
Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
age 10+
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
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age 12+
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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age 9+
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)
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age 9+
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)