Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Flying Solo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
The Battle of Jericho Book Poster Image
age 13+
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
Never Trust a Dead Man Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic mystery with a touch of magic, dark humor.
By Vivian Vande Velde
(2004)
Judy Moody Saves the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Chasing Vermeer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
By Blue Balliett
(2004)
The Last Treasure Book Poster Image
age 9+
A ghost, a family mystery, and treasure.
By Janet S. Anderson
(2004)
The Report Card Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
The Last Holiday Concert Book Poster Image
age 7+
The kids are in charge of the holiday concert.
By Andrew Clements
(2004)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
Lunch Money Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Bullyville Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
The Landry News Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Rich with understanding of students and teachers.
By Andrew Clements
(1999)
Chrysanthemum Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Cute story about the perils of an unusual name.
By Kevin Henkes
(1999)

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