Book Reviews

Bus Route to Boston Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
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Paint the Wind Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Horse tale shines with rich plot and characters.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2007)
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Red Butterfly Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
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A Child's Christmas in Wales Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
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Jack Plank Tells Tales Book Poster Image
age 8+
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
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The Aurora County All-Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
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Pollyanna Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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Heidi Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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A Christmas Carol: In prose, being a ghost story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
By Charles Dickens
(2005)
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A Little Princess Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
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Half a World Away Book Poster Image
age 10+
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
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Wolf Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween's search for justice is intense and beautiful.
By Lauren Wolk
(2016)
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King Matt the First Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Steinbeck's Ghost Book Poster Image
age 10+
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
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Don Quixote Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Art and emotion both lost in retelling of classic.
By Martin Jenkins
(2009)
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An Episode of Sparrows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Lovely, moving literary classic set post-WWII.
By Rumer Godden
(2004)
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Forge: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brutal yet educational depiction of slavery and wartime.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2010)
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