Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Powerful, mature book about bright teen's alienation.
By Peter Cameron
(2007)
age 11+
 
Lovely, moving literary classic set post-WWII.
By Rumer Godden
(2004)
age 15+
 
Bleak award-winner of redemption through love.
By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
age 9+
 
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
By Charles Dickens
(2005)
age 8+
 
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
age 14+
 
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
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age 15+
 
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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age 9+
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
age 10+
 
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
age 9+
 
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 4+
 
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
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age 9+
 
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
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age 10+
 
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
age 14+
 
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
age 9+
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)

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