Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Let It Shine Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Color-burst pictures illuminate gospel songs.
By Ashley Bryan
(2007)
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)
Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
The Dot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Student gets inspired to unleash her creativity.
By Peter H. Reynolds
(2003)
Diary of a Wombat Book Poster Image
age 3+
A story about different points of view.
By Jackie French
(2003)
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)
Waking Up Wendell Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, friendly look at neighbors' wake-up routines.
By April Stevens
(2007)
The Wolves in the Walls Book Poster Image
age 7+
May be too intense for the youngest kids.
By Neil Gaiman
(2003)
Brundibar Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Story will stay with the reader for years to come.
By Tony Kushner
(2003)
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Book Poster Image
age 4+
A man's daring stunt atop the World Trade Center towers.
By Mordecai Gerstein
(2004)
Beautiful Blackbird Book Poster Image
age 3+
Retelling of African tale will engage kids.
By Ashley Bryan
(2004)
Thunder Rose Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Singing heroine will leave you smiling.
By Jerdine Nolen
(2004)
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Book Poster Image
age 2+
Typical preschool struggle beautifully illustrated.
By Margaret Chodos-Irvine
(2004)
Almost to Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Moving story on plantation in antebellum Virginia.
By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(2004)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Book Poster Image
age 2+
Silliness that appeals to preschoolers.
By Mo Willems
(2004)
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)
Dog Gone Book Poster Image
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age 3+
A gentle way to talk about separation worries.
By Amanda Harvey
(2004)

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