Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
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age 8+
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
By Andrew Clements
(1996)
age 6+
 
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
age 6+
 
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
age 13+
 
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
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age 2+
 
Peek in the zoo good for preschoolers.
By Tana Hoban
(1985)
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age 8+
 
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
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age 4+
 
Cute story about the perils of an unusual name.
By Kevin Henkes
(1999)
age 4+
 
Funny twist will enthrall kids.
By Harry Allard
(1985)
age 4+
 
Top-notch tale of teacher from the dark side.
By Harry Allard
(1977)
age 4+
 
Humorous tale of mistaken identity.
By Harry Allard
(1982)
age 13+
 
Engrossing, violent thriller about peer pressure.
By Lois Duncan
(1978)
age 4+
 
Reassures kids with first-day-of-school jitters.
By Rosemary Wells
(1981)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 11+
 
Brief, commonsense explanations.
By Richard Platt
(1992)

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