Book Reviews

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age 2+
 
This bear enjoys walks and greeting friends.
By Stella Blackstone
(2000)
age 4+
 
Pokes gentle fun at an idioms and homonyms.
By Fred Gwynne
(2000)
age 4+
 
Tongue-in-cheek tale might misjudge its audience.
By Fred Gwynne
(1990)
age 4+
 
Fun read puts silly language in the spotlight.
By Fred Gwynne
(2000)
age 4+
 
Traditional pastimes are linked to the 12 months.
By John Updike
(1999)
age 4+
 
Integrity is rewarded in poignant, funny tale.
By Dr. Seuss
(1940)
age 6+
 
Six stories about toys that come to life.
By Naomi Lewis
(2000)
age 8+
 
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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age 9+
 
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 10+
 
Tales of childhood long ago -- in 1979.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2005)
age 10+
 
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
age 10+
 
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
age 13+
 
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
age 13+
 
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
age 14+
 
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
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age 16+
 
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
age 16+
 
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Mort Castle, Sam Weller
(2012)