Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
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age 6+
 
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
age 9+
 
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Historical fiction at its best in book on '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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age 13+
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 11+
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
age 10+
 
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
age 9+
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
age 13+
 
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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age 6+
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
age 10+
 
Thrilling fantasy blends Dickensian charm, great suspense.
By Catherine Jinks
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
age 12+
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
age 4+
 
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Gripping historical adventure aboard a gigantic train.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2014)

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