Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
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By Candace Fleming
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
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By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
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By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
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By Paul Durham
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
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By Marcus Sedgwick
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
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By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
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By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
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By Brian Floca
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)

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