Book Reviews

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age 7+
 
Horse tale shines with rich plot and characters.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2007)
age 8+
 
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
age 8+
 
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
age 9+
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
age 9+
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
age 9+
 
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
age 9+
 
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
By Charles Dickens
(2005)
age 9+
 
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
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age 10+
 
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
age 10+
 
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Art and emotion both lost in retelling of classic.
By Martin Jenkins
(2009)
age 10+
 
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
age 11+
 
Lovely, moving literary classic set post-WWII.
By Rumer Godden
(2004)
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age 11+
 
Brutal yet educational depiction of slavery and wartime.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2010)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced, moving Dickens classic of reversed fortune.
By Charles Dickens
(1893)

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