Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
12
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Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
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By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
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By Andrew Clements
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
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By Francine Prose
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Comical suggestions make this a fun read-aloud.
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By Melanie Walsh
(1996)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Wacky characters will win over readers.
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By Jean Ferris
(1998)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Unusual settings and challenging language.
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By William Mayne
(1997)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
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By Andrew Clements
(1999)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids with a bent for the absurd will love this.
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By Daniel Pinkwater
(1977)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids will love this account of a boy's bad day.
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By Judith Viorst
(1972)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Cute story about the perils of an unusual name.
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By Kevin Henkes
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Silly story doesn't tax children's intellect.
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By Ross Venokur
(1998)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.
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By Molly Bang
(1999)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Winning illustrations but short on plot.
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By Judi Barrett
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Young readers will love this humorous story.
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By Erin Douglas
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A kids' classic that put Dr. Seuss on the map.
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By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Humorous narrative brings Ira's world to life.
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By Bernard Waber
(1975)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
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By Harry Allard
(1985)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Text fails to live up to illustrations.
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By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
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By Judi Barrett
(1978)

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