Book Reviews

Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Milkweed Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Disturbing book on Holocaust provokes discussion.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
The Thief Lord Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
Olive's Ocean Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Tyrell Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Book Poster Image
age 2+
Silliness that appeals to preschoolers.
By Mo Willems
(2004)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
Inkheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Series Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
Stoner & Spaz Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
The People of Sparks Book Poster Image
age 9+
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)

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