Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
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By Kirby Larson
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
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By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
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By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
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By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
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By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
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By Gail Carriger
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
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By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
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By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
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By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
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By Brian Floca
(2013)

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