Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
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By Harper Lee
(1960)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
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By Veronica Roth
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
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By Judi Barrett
(1978)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)

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