Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
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By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
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Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
11
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Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
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By Mo Willems
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
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By Marla Frazee
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
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By Cece Bell
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
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By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving magical adventure explores love and greed.
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By Kelly Barnhill
(2014)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Snuggly, fun picture book about sizing the world up.
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By Anna Kang
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Wildly imaginative wordless book celebrates art and drawing.
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By Raúl Colón
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
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By Lisa Graff
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
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By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
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By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
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By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
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By Paul Durham
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
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By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
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By Susann Cokal
(2014)

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