Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
age 11+
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
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age 10+
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 11+
 
Disturbing book on Holocaust provokes discussion.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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age 11+
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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age 10+
 
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
age 9+
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
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age 9+
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 13+
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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age 8+
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
age 11+
 
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
age 10+
 
Matinee action/violence in a slick, fun package.
By Eoin Colfer
(2004)
age 11+
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
age 11+
 
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
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