Book Reviews

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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
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 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
age 13+
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
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)
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
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age 12+
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
age 11+
Solid lessons packaged as jokes and games.
By Marilyn Burns
(1982)
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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+
Witty ode to unconventional education.
By Dr. Seuss
(1998)

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