Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
age 6+
 
Lots of laughs on the farm in fun, silly chicken tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 8+
 
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Highly original, very visual tale of cat vs. tiny aliens.
By David Wiesner
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
age 4+
 
Moral dilemma, more emotional depth in cute Penny story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Fanciful story of generosity has a classic folk-tale feel.
By Mac Barnett
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Wordless story of dog's ball loss mirrors kids' emotions.
By Chris Raschka
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
age 3+
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 10+
 
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)