Book Reviews

AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
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By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
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By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
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By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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
9
QUALITY
 
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
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By Brian Selznick
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
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By Avi
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
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By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
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
 
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
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By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
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By Barbara Wright
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
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By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.
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By Caroline Lawrence
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
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By Vinson Compestine, Ying Chang Compestine
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
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By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
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By Katherine Rue
(2014)

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