Book Reviews

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
The Chocolate War Book Poster Image
age 14+
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
Heidi Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
King Matt the First Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
Pollyanna Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
Beloved Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
The Catcher in the Rye Book Poster Image
age 14+
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
A Child's Christmas in Wales Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
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)
Just in Case Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
The Killer's Tears Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bleak award-winner of redemption through love.
By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2006)
An Episode of Sparrows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Lovely, moving literary classic set post-WWII.
By Rumer Godden
(2004)
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, mature book about bright teen's alienation.
By Peter Cameron
(2007)
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)
Jack Plank Tells Tales Book Poster Image
age 8+
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
A Swift Pure Cry Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Irish teen gets accused of killing her baby.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2007)

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