Book Reviews

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This classic works best as a read-aloud.
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By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
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By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
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By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
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Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
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By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
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Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
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By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
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Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2014)

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