Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Presidents' Day Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Age-appropriate intro to four of our most famous presidents.
By Anne Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell
(2007)
The Train of States Book Poster Image
age 5+
Book of fascinating state facts keeps kids busy.
By Peter Sis
(2004)
Aliens Are Coming! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, educational retelling of the War of the Worlds hoax.
By Meghan McCarthy
(2009)
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School Book Poster Image
age 5+
Not much story, but kids will enjoy Amelia’s blunders.
By Herman Parish
(2009)
Diary of a Witness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
Imogene's Last Stand Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tenacious girl fights to preserve her historical society.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
Alphas Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Book Poster Image
age 4+
Masterful retelling captures magic, mystery of moon mission.
By Brian Floca
(2009)
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fabulous, fancy primer on poetry sure to get kids writing.
By Jane O'Connor
(2010)
How to Survive Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny middle-school survival story for boys and hamsters.
By Donna Gephart
(2010)
Of Thee I Sing Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Educational, inspirational profiles of 13 American heroes.
By Barack Obama
(2010)
Flying Solo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
The Battle of Jericho Book Poster Image
age 13+
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
By Don Brown
(2011)
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star! Book Poster Image
age 7+
Third-grader's struggle to look cool gets him in trouble.
By Sally Warner
(2011)
Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hip, fun, and balanced look at the famous female pharaoh.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2010)

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