Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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)
The True Story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
By Anne Fine
(2003)
The Perfect Thanksgiving Book Poster Image
age 4+
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
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)
Judy Moody Saves the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
The Last Holiday Concert Book Poster Image
age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
Yoon and the Christmas Mitten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
By Helen Recorvits
(2006)
Eloise at Christmastime Book Poster Image
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Bullyville Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Poster Image
age 9+
A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale.
By Barbara Robinson
(1972)

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